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John Packer JP162 Single F French Horn

Code: 101879

The JP162 is a small wrap single F French Horn ideal for students and young players picking up the instrument for the first time.

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Our price £399.23 exc. VAT

RRP: £568.46

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The JP162 French Horn is available to hire. Find out more.

Suitable for

The JP162 single French horn is designed for children as it is a ‘small wrap’ so it is essentially smaller than a full size horn, the reason for that is so a child can put their right hand correctly into the bell whilst maintaining the correct posture for playing.

There is still some debate amongst many French Horn teachers as to which ‘side’ to start new pupils on, i.e. the ‘Bb’ or the ‘F’ side, this is just basically different fingering for the same notes with the Bb side being easier to pitch rather than the F side. The JP161 is the Bb side and the JP162 is the F side, however both horns still read horn in F music and transpose a 5th which can be confusing for some!

As a horn player you have to learn both sides of the horn so it is worth checking with your proposed teacher that you buy the correct single horn as some teachers only teach the Bb side and others only the F side.

Unique benefits

The JP162 has been carefully designed as a small wrap to make it ideal for children to hold and with the addition of the adjustable finger ring and ducks foot which can be adjusted to fit even the smallest of hands.


  • Mechanical (ball & socket) linkage ensures that the valve mechanism is robust and reliable
  • Rose Brass leadpipe


All JP Instruments are covered by a comprehensive 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects. Please note this does not cover aesthetic or finish faults. For full terms & conditions visit the JP Musical Instruments website.‚Äč

Supplied with

The JP162 is supplied in a high quality lightweight case with backpack straps and comes with a John Packer JP612 4B French Horn Mouthpiece, bottle of Ultra Pure valve oil and a maintenance guide to help you keep your instrument in top playing order.


  • Model: JP162
  • Key: F
  • Bell Size: Yellow Brass Fixed Bell 277.50mm (11”)
  • Valves: 3 Rotary Vales
  • Bore: 12.50mm (0.492”)
  • Water Keys: 1
  • Body: Yellow Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Mouthpiece: JP612
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