Hoyer Horns at Osmun Music
We like Hoyer horns. They have that special sound quality that comes from traditional manufacturing methods and the quality fit and finish that comes from German craftsmanship. Plus, the price is competitive with mass produced American instruments.
Hans Hoyer was a maker who was active in what was then East Germany from the late forties to the seventies in Markneukirchen, a town located on the German-Bohemian border that has been famous for musical instrument making for hundreds of years. After reunification in 1989 his firm, along with more then a dozen other local makers, was gathered together in the JA Musik organization. In addition to Hoyer Horns, JA makes Schertzer and B&S trumpets and VMI and Meinl-Weston tubas.
Our favorite Hoyer is the 6800 series. This horn is (like the Conn 8D) a copy of the original Kruspe "Horner" model. The Horner model was built for Anton Horner, principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra in its glory days under Stokowski. It was designed to produce the broad, dark sound favored by Philly. The wide bell taper gives it a broad, powerful sound while the nickel silver alloy adds enough brightness and resistance to keep it from getting "tubby".
The modern Hoyer "Heritage" series of horns are re-inventions of the Kruspe-Conn legacy. They are designed and built by Hoyer's German craftsmen with help and feedback from Vincent DeRosa, Myron Bloom. and Richard Todd, three of the finest players in the Conn style anywhere.
We stock the Hoyer Heritage 6801 and 6802NSA-L. The 6801 has mechanical linkages while the 6802 is all string. Both horns are all nickel silver with screw bell and lacquer. They both feature a user-adjustable thumb lever. An extra advantage is that the horns are shipped with Hoyer's Flight case, a desirable option that would add hundreds to the price if ordered separately.
Follow this link to order the 6802NSA-L. Call or email us about other Hoyer models.
For more information about the company and other Hoyer models visit their website.