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John Packer JP163 Compensating Bb/F French Horn (EX DEMO A)

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The JP163 is a compensating Bb/F French Horn ideal for students wanting to start on a fully compensating model.

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Our price £799.29 exc. VAT

RRP: £1,156.43

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Ex Demo items have been on display in our store or at an exhibition, and as a result may have minor cosmetic imperfections which do not affect the sound or playability of the instrument. Ex Demo B instruments will have had more use or maybe suffered minor damage during shipping, which has been subsequently been fixed. Any imperfections will be cosmetic and will have no detriment to the sound or playability of the instrument. All Ex demo instruments will be covered by our standard warranty however we reserve to the right to exclude any claims resulting from the ex-demo sale condition/imperfection/defect.​

Suitable for

The design of the JP163 Bb/F compensating French Horn is geared towards younger musicians and first time players looking for a lighter weight French Horn with access to both the Bb and F sides of the instrument. 

Unique benefits

The JP163 Bb/F French Horn features: 


  • Constructed from yellow brass throughout
  • Includes a compensating system allowing access to both Bb and F sides of the instrument
  • Includes a number of high quality components usually reserved for more expensive French Horns
  • Mechanical (ball & socket) linkage
  • Neoprene valve bumpers
  • Finger hook and ducks foot can all be adjusted to ensure a comfortable hand
  • Ideal for younger players


These features ensure the instrument is suitable for younger players without affecting the quality of the instrument's performance and are the reason the instrument has become so popular with the UK education sector.

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.​

Supplied with

The JP163 is supplied with a John Packer JP612 4B French Horn Mouthpiece and comes equipped with a high quality case for maximum protection. The case is lightweight, well-designed and attractively styled with a reflective strap for extra safety. A comfortable shoulder strap is included as standard. The case also includes a small storage pocket accessible for the outside of the case. This enables players to store small accessories and sheet music with their instrument. The JP163 is also supplied with a bottle of Ultra Pure valve oil and a maintenance guide to help you keep your instrument in top playing order.

About the maker



  • Model: JP163
  • Key: Bb/F
  • Bell Size: Yellow Brass 310mm (12.2”)
  • Valves: 4 Rotary Valves
  • Bore: 12.00mm (.472”)
  • Body: Yellow Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Mouthpiece: JP612
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