The Verus KX French Horn

Introducing the Verus KX. This Knopf wrap is the definitive picture of elegance, ergonomics, and functional simplicity. The bell flare is handcrafted by German master bell-maker Bernd Sandner. This spun Sandner flare is acoustically matched to the exact weight, shape, and size of each of the other components. Moreover, a proprietary lead pipe was designed in-house by Houghton Horns’ head craftsman, Dennis Houghton. The exact taper and characteristics of this pipe were created specifically for the KX.


A Verus-badged flight case is included with each and every KX. This durable luxury case is made of high-grade polycarbonate which is guaranteed to precisely fit the body of the instrument while providing excellent protection. Features include mouthpiece pouch, modular bell protector, sleeve with pockets for accessory storage, premium backpack straps, and shoulder strap.


Houghton Horns stands behind all Verus model horns by including a five-year limited mechanical warranty, allowing you to invest with peace of mind.

In a League of its Own

The KX distinguishes itself from the ordinary by providing first-rate craftsmanship and inspired performance at an accessible price. This is an instrument that’s truly unrivaled in value, vitality of sound, and power of expression.

Acoustical Analysis

Before they leave our shop, all Verus French horns are acoustically tested with the world-famous Brass Instrument Analysis System developed in Vienna.


Type: Double Horn F/Bb

Body: Yellow Brass

Bell: Yellow Brass, Spun

Bell Size: Medium Large

Bell Type: Detachable

Finish: Unlacquered

Lever Action: String

Leadpipe: Yellow Brass

Bore Size: 11.9 mm (.468″)

Valve Rotors: Solid Brass

Valve Casing: Yellow Brass

Number of Valves: 4

Finger Hook: Adjustable

Thumb Lever: Adjustable

Hand Rest: None

Water Keys: 1, Amado

Weight: 5.29 lb

Mouthpiece: Your choice of Verus VX one-piece mouthpiece

Case: Verus clamshell ABS flight case