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M. Jiracek Natural Horn

$3,960.00 $4,750.00

Item Details

These beautiful natural horns are hand built in a small shop in the village of Hosteradky, in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic.  M. Jiracek & Sons also builds double horns, trumpets, flugels and hunting horns.  Three historic natural horn designs are available. 


Model 110

The Bohemia Model 110 is a replica of an old historical instrument which was found in the Kutna Hora monastery.  It represents a typical instrument played in Bohemia in the late18th and early 19th century. The instrument is made using the original technology, which is bending separate components while filled with lead, and this also keeps its original design and look, with respect to modern requirements for perfect sound and intonation. The bell diameter is 290mm (11.4").


  • Pitch: 440 Hz, or with adapter, 430 Hz, 415 Hz are possible
  • Bell material: MS 72, body 0.45mm (0.018"), flare 0.50mm (0.020")
  • Bore: 11.7mm (0.460")
  • Tuning crooks: C-alto, Bb, A, G, F, E, Eb, D, C basso, Bb-basso -adaptor for C- basso
  • Finish: Polished brass
  • Accessories: 2 cases, baroque adaptor


Model 510

Model 510 has the same look and design as the model 110, except it is made with a smaller bell (a copy of Franz Weckert), and the sound of this instrument is closer to a French type of horn. The bell diameter is 280 mm (11.0") - different sizes are possible by special order. Both models have the same set of 10 crooks plus a baroque adapter.


  • Pitch: 440-443 Hz,430 with baroque adapter
  • Bore: 11.7mm (0.460")
  • Material: Ms 80
  • Tuning crooks: C-alto, Bb, A, G, F, E, Eb, D, C basso, Bb basso adapter supplement for C- basso, Baroque adapter
  • Material thickness: 0.40mm (0.016")


Model 511

A variation of the model 510, the 511 has a smaller 11.1mm (0.437") bore.  Bell diameter is also 280mm (11.0"). Polished brass finish, crook selection, and cases are identical.


From M. Jiracek

M. Jiracek and sons is a family business established in 1992. From the very beginning we have been making use of more than 35 years of experience in the field.

In the course of production we rely on the knowledge of the technologies of old masters  - instrument makers which are combined with modern technological procedures. Maximal attention is paid to every produced instrument as far as quality workmanship is concerned as well as the quality of the sound.

Our main activity is the production of wind instruments, that is, trumpets, flugelhorns, French horns and hunting instruments. Moreover we perform servicing of instruments including the sale of accessories to wind instruments. Since 1999 we have also carried out authorised expert opinions and expert assessments for wind instruments.

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