The JP261D RATH Bb/F French Horn is a variant of the JP261 RATH with the addition of a detachable bell. This enables the instrument to be more portable and packs away into a smaller case.
With an extensive phase of research and development, the quality of sound produced by the JP261D RATH isn't compromised and is still at the high level that one would expect from a JP Rath instrument. Michael Rath is highly regarded for his trombone designs, but what is less well known is that he spent ten years working with Paxman�s making French Horns. Rath instruments are renowned for the build quality and high level of finish on their instrument and the JP261D RATH is no different.
Featuring an exclusively designed Rath leadpipe, the JP261D RATH incorporates many other sophisticated Rath design elements and draws on Michael's collective experience at Paxman and at Rath creating custom instruments for some of the world's more demanding players. The JP261D RATH has been well received within the industry and has received many positive reviews from players at a variety of levels.
Rob Harris, 3rd Horn in Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra complimented the instrument saying "I have great pleasure in recommending the JP261DRath double Bb/F French horn as a fantastic instrument for the intermediate level horn player ( grade 4-7 ). It is a remarkably free blowing instrument & the example I played had an excellent top register."