Horns

Verus Model V / VG

The new Verus Model V is capturing the attention of horn players everywhere. It features a modified Knopf-style wrap that is inspired by contemporary German design. This free-flowing layout with centralized main and F tuning slides yields optimal balance, both aesthetically and acoustically. The horn produces a rich, resonant sound with European flair. In order to better suit a variety of players, the Verus Model V is available in two variants: V and VG

The V is made in yellow brass with a nickel silver leadpipe, which gives maximum life and complexity to its sound. Its unlacquered finish will develop a natural patina over time. 

The VG is made in gold brass with a gold brass lead pipe, giving it a darker, more mellow sound. A lacquered finish will keep it looking brand new for years. 

Specifications

  • Double Horn F/Bb
  • .468 bore
  • Yellow Brass Corpus (V) / Gold Brass Corpus (VG)
  • Nickel silver slide tubes
  • Adjustable thumb lever
  • Adjustable pinky hook
  • Waterkey
  • String linkage
  • Detachable Bell
  • Unlacquered Finish
  • Verus ‘V1’ mouthpiece of customer’s choice
  • Flight case
  • Five year limited mechanical warranty

Verus Model VII "Custom"

A first glimpse reveals a traditional Geyer-style horn with a compact wrap, combining crisp, even response with a secure resistance. Nickel silver leadpipe, slide tubes and ferrules come standard. Long solder joints and an attached Bb return loop provide unmistakable life and resonance. The positioning and location of braces was thoughtfully determined over a period of several months. Elite players tested the Verus Model VII ‘Custom’ under a variety of conditions in order to refine the instrument’s overall performance, and ensure optimal balance and ergonomic feel. Satin-finished engraved valve caps and brushed nickel levers complete the elegant Art Deco-inspired look.

Our Vision

The flagship Verus Model VII ‘Custom’ is the result of an extensive research and design effort undertaken by Houghton Horns, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. This horn is the culmination of over thirty years of passion and expertise. The goal? Design a factory-produced, professional-level instrument with features of today’s most successful premium horns at an accessible price point. There’s never been a horn quite like this one…

The Sound

The Verus Model VII ‘Custom’ produces a richly-colored, complex tonal spectrum. Its voice is versatile, malleable, and marketable. The instrument is equally at home in small chamber ensembles as it is in massive orchestras—and everywhere in between. This horn is your ally in the pit, onstage or behind the screen—it only awaits your signature touch.

Specifications

  • Double Horn F/Bb
  • .472 bore
  • Yellow brass body
  • Nickel silver leadpipe
  • Nickel silver slide tubes
  • Adjustable thumb lever
  • Adjustable pinky hook
  • String linkage
  • Unlacquered
  • Detachable bell
  • Your choice of Verus ‘V1’ mouthpiece
  • Your choice of nylon Marcus Bonna MB-SD case
  • Five-year limited mechanical warranty