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John Packer JP163 Compensating Bb/F French Horn

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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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  • Out of Stock John Packer JP163 Compensating Bb/F French Horn
  • Out of Stock John Packer JP163 Compensating Bb/F French Horn
  • Out of Stock John Packer JP163 Compensating Bb/F French Horn
  • Out of Stock John Packer JP163 Compensating Bb/F French Horn
  • Out of Stock John Packer JP163 Compensating Bb/F French Horn
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Our price £845.47 exc. VAT

RRP: £1,223.24

Global supply chain issues are affecting musical instruments as well as all other industries. This item is out of stock however for an accurate lead time, or an alternative that is available for immediate delivery please contact us and we will be able to assist.

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Loan value:£913.11
35 Monthly Repayments:£29.23
Final Payment:£29.23
APR Representative:9.9%
Total Amount Repayable:£1,153.74

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Purchase Price:£250.00
Amount of Credit:£225.00
Total Repayable:£261.64
Rate of Interest (Fixed):9.9%
12 Monthly Payments:£15.78
Agreement Duration:12 Months

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Product details

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. 

Our guide to buying your first French Horn will help you know what to look for and explains the many features found on a French Horn.

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.‚Äč

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.


  • 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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