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Alexander 1103 Double Horn


The versatile 1103 is the modern Swiss Army Knife of French horns - built to fit into any horn sound. Choose either yellow brass or Hand Hammered to suit your individual needs.

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The Alexander 1103 horn is one of the company’s newest models and takes inspiration on the world famous Alexander 1103 horn but adds a few special features for the more 'globally-minded' musicians. Alexander horns are some of the most popular double horns of all time and can be heard throughout the world, including in the Berliner Philharmoniker. All Alexander horns are hand-made in Mainz, Germany with flawless workmanship.

The 1103 is largely based on the 103 to create the iconic Alexander sound. The major changes have been implemented to improve response and projection for players more suited to English and American style horn wraps. The 1103 has a larger Bell for greater projection and 4 valves inline to increase airflow and reduce the resistance. The thumb valve remains a short stroke for an easy change and the modern Minibal linkages allow the player to have a positive feel on every valve and change from Bb/F to F/Bb with only a screwdriver; no more strings!

The 1103 has a light, compact sound, considered the characteristic ‘Alexander sound’. The thumb valve turns only 60° resulting in a short thumb action. The combination of full Bb and F horn offers the musician great flexibility in intonation and tone. Only a screwdriver is needed to adjust the instrument to stand in either Bb or F. All rotors are activated by silent Minibal linkages, therefore no restringing will ever be needed!

You will find Alexander 1103 Double Horns all across the world in sections with Paxman, Yamaha, Schmid, Conn, Mirafone and many more. The versatility of these horns is perfect for students, casuals and travelling musicians.


Our Alexander 1103 horns come in standard models (other variations are available by request also).

1103 Yellow Brass: This is the standard  1103 that has been so well received by musicians all over the globe. The yellow brass alloy is key in giving the 1103 a brilliance that is so iconic of German style horns, while maintaining the free blowing charm of a Conn 8D / Yamaha or Paxman.

1103 Hand Hammered: Alexander Hand Hammered bell tails have a consistent thickness in material from the ferrule to the screw, allowing it to resonate evenly and consistently. The Hand Hammering process also work hardens the brass evenly to give a more vibrant resonance with increased colour in the overtones.

New horns come with an Alexander case, Alexander mouthpiece, set of Hetman oils/grease and pencil clip.

What’s Included

Handcrafted Alexander Horn
Alexander padded backpack
Hetman Lubricants
Pencil and clip
Mute bag


F/Bb or Bb/F
Bore size: 12,1 mm
Flare size: 310 mm
Throat size: Medium Large
Body size: Large
Material: Yellow brass

Frequently Asked Questions

Do all instruments come with a warranty?

All new instruments come with a minimum 24 month warranty on repairs and we will take care of all servicing and cleaning within the first 12 months upon request. All second hand instruments come with a 6 month guarantee from the date of purchase.

Can you service my instruments?

Consortium Music is owned and operated by a team of specialist Brass and Woodwind repair technicians, we are a full service workshop from general maintenance to major repairs and custom builds. Whether you are local or interstate, we can advise you on the best way to get your instrument here for specialist care.

How much is shipping?

All orders over $100 are shipped free within Australia. Orders less than $100 will be shipped at cost (usually $10-$30) depending on the size of the Australia Post satchel.

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