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Susato Kelhorns

A set of six stained maple-wood Kelhorns. From left to right: Greatbass in -C-, Bass in-F-, Tenor in -c-, Alto in -f-, Alto in -g- , & Soprano in -c-.

Greatbass and Bass Kelhorns have two keys to extend the tonal range upwards to an octave and a fourth. All other sizes are nine-note instruments

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Kelhorns (Kelischek Horns) are Capped Double-Reed Instruments very similar to Crumhorns and Cornamusen of the Renaissance but with a significantly shorter overall length due to a convoluted, snake-like internal bore. The instruments are much easier to play because the finger holes are closer together and do not require an uncomfortable stretch. Even small hands can easily reach the tone holes on a bass Kelhorn!  For good volume, a "bell" is carved into the end of each horn. Kelhorns are fitted with our long lasting and reliable Susato Reeds. The sound is "buzzy" and wonderfully flexible! Like Gemshorns, all Crumhorns, Cornamusen and Kelhorns are nine-note instruments. They do not "overblow" into a second octave like recorders.

Below picture shows un-assembled maple-wood halves of a Tenor and a Bass Kelhorn's convoluted bores. Soprano Kelhorns do not need a convoluted bore, because a Soprano is already very short.

A set of six rosewood Kelhorns. From left to right: Greatbass in -C-, Bass in -F-, Tenor in -c-, Alto in -f-, Alto in -g-, Soprano in -c'-. Greatbass and Bass Kelhorns have two keys to extend the tonal range upwards to an octave and a fourth. On all other sizes the 2 extension keys are optional. (Prices for all models and options are listed below)

"Nine is Fine!" is a series of Susato Press Editions featuring music for nine-note instruments.

 
   Products   Price   Buy Now 
Maple or Walnut Kelhorns
  SKMWC -  Soprano Kelhorn in -c'- to -d''- Maple or Walnut  $265.00  Buy Now
  SKMWC2K -  Soprano Kelh. in -c'- to -f'"-, Maple or Walnut, with 2 ext. keys  $325.00  Buy Now
  AKMWG -  Alto Kelhorn in -g- to -a'-, Maple or Walnut  $295.00  Buy Now
  AKMWG2K -  Alto Kelh. in -g- to -c'-, Maple or Walnut, with 2 ext. keys  $355.00  Buy Now
  AKMWF -  Alto Kelhorn in -f- to -g'-, Maple or Walnut  $295.00  Buy Now
  AKMWF2K -  Alto Kelh. in -f- to -bb'-, Maple or Walnut, with 2 ext. keys  $355.00  Buy Now
  TKMWC -  Tenor Kelhorn in -c- to -d'-, Maple or Walnut  $360.00  Buy Now
  TKMWC2K -  Tenor Kelh. in -c- to -f'-, Maple or Walnut, with 2 ext. keys  $420.00  Buy Now
  TKMWD -  Tenor Kelhorn in -d- to -e'-, Maple or Walnut  $360.00  Buy Now
  TKMWD2K -  Tenor Kelh. in -d- to -g'-, Maple or Walnut, with 2 ext. keys  $420.00  Buy Now
  BKMWF2K -  Bass Kelhorn in -F- to -Bb-, Maple or Walnut, with 2 ext. keys  $480.00  Buy Now
  GBKMWC2K -  Gbass Kelh. in -C- to -f-, Maple or Walnut, with 2 ext. keys  $520.00  Buy Now
Rosewood Kelhorns
  SKRC -  Soprano Kelhorn in -c'- to -d''-, Rosewood  $285.00  Buy Now
  SKRC2K -  Soprano Kelhorn in -c'- to -f'', Rosewood, with 2 ext. keys  $345.00  Buy Now
  AKRG -  Alto Kelhorn in -g- to -a'-, Rosewood  $315.00  Buy Now
  AKRG2K -  Alto Kelhorn in -g- to -c', Rosewood, with 2 ext. keys  $375.00  Buy Now
  AKRF -  Alto Kelhorn in -f- to -g'-, Rosewood  $315.00  Buy Now
  AKRF2K -  Alto Kelhorn in -f- to -bb'-, Rosewood, with 2 ext. keys  $375.00  Buy Now
  TKRC -  Tenor Kelhorn in -c- to -d'-, Rosewood  $380.00  Buy Now
  TKRC2K -  Tenor Kelhorn in -c- to -f'-, Rosewood, with 2 ext. keys  $440.00  Buy Now
  TKRD -  Tenor Kelhorn in -d- to -e'-, Rosewood  $380.00  Buy Now
  TKRD2K -  Tenor Kelhorn in -d- to -g'-, Rosewood, with 2 ext. keys  $440.00  Buy Now
  BKRF2K -  Bass Kelhorn in -F- to -Bb-, Rosewood, with 2 ext. keys  $500.00  Buy Now
  GBKRC2K -  Greatbass Kelhorn in -C- to -f-, Rosewood, with 2 ext. keys  $540.00  Buy Now
Kelhorn Hardcases
  Susato Hardcase for 2 Kelhorns (SA or AA) KHCSA -  Susato Hardcase for 2 Kelhorns (SA or AA)  $68.00  Buy Now
  KHCTB -  Susato Hardcase for 2 Kelhorns (TB)  $68.00  Buy Now
  KHCSAT -  Susato Hardcase for 3 Kelhorns (SAT)  $78.00  Buy Now
  KHCSATB -  Susato Hardcase for 4 Kelhorns (SATB)  $98.00  Buy Now
  KHCSATBGB -  Susato Hardcase for 6 Kelhorns (SAATBGb)  $128.00  Buy Now
Kelhorn Display Racks
  SKDR4 -  Susato Display Rack for Kelhorn Quartet (SATB)  $45.00  Buy Now
  SKDR6 -  Susato Display Rack for Kelhorn Sextet (SAATBGb)  $54.00  Buy Now
Methods for Capped Reed Instruments
  The Crumhorn by Edgar Hunt (method) ED11239 -  The Crumhorn by Edgar Hunt (method)  $12.95  Buy Now
  How to Play the Crumhorn, Cornamuse and Curtall MK2077 -  How to Play the Crumhorn, Cornamuse and Curtall  $22.00  Buy Now
  Pieces and Exercises for Crumhorn by H. Mönkemeyer - Vol. 1 MK2088 -  Pieces and Exercises for Crumhorn by H. Mönkemeyer - Vol. 1  $31.00  Buy Now
  Pieces and Exercises for Crumhorn by H. Mönkemeyer - Vol. 3 MK2090 -  Pieces and Exercises for Crumhorn by H. Mönkemeyer - Vol. 3  $31.00  Buy Now
  Pieces and Exercises for Crumhorn by H. Mönkemeyer - Vol. 4 MK2091 -  Pieces and Exercises for Crumhorn by H. Mönkemeyer - Vol. 4  $31.00  Buy Now