Professional double horn, Geyer style valve wrap, full double with all the qualities of the finest German Horns.
The Alexander 503 is affectionately know as the 'entry level' Alexander - but it is no student level instrument! 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 and spectacular attention to detail.
The Alexander 503 is a close relative to the 1103 and was developed as a 'gateway horn' to create the iconic Alexander sound with the feel and free blowing qualities of a Paxman or Conn. The 503 has a larger Bell for greater projection and 4 valves inline to increase airflow and reduce the resistance. The thumb valve changes at 90deg and free flowing wrap through the open horn. 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!
WHY IS IT 'ENTRY LEVEL'? The 503 was the precursor to the 1103 so early iterations were manufactured with simplified bracing, no LH nickel guard, 4 valve Geyer wrap and duplicated tuning slides. This makes the horn marginally cheaper but no less impressive. Minor improvements and slight changes were made to produce the 1103, but the 503 was loved so much that they still produce them today.
The Alexander 503 has won the prestigious German Musical Instrument Prize, 1995 & 2005.
You will find Alexander 503 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.
ALL OUR HORNS ARE STANDARD WITH DETACHABALE BELLS AND ALEXANDER HORN CASE
(fixed bells available upon request)
New horns come with an Alexander case, Alexander mouthpiece, set of Hetman oils/grease and pencil clip.
4 valve Geyer open wrap
quick change valve from Bb to F and back
fully independent Double Horn
Handcrafted Alexander Horn
Alexander padded backpack hardcase
Pencil and clip
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.
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.
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.