Patterson Kruspe


“This is the horn everyone’s been looking for…” – Vince DeRosa

By far, these are the best sounding, and playing Kruspe-style horns on the market. The sound is full spectrum, possessing a perfect mix of high and low overtones. They can sound rich and full, or bright and forceful. The response is immediate, all registers are remarkably even and the intonation is superb. Overall, these are very flexible instruments; no wonder they have been heard in musical organizations such as:

  • New York Philharmonic
  • Hollywood Studios (Major motion pictures, records)
  • London Philharmonic
  • London Symphony
  • Marine, Air Force, Army Bands
  • Pittsburgh Opera

Our horns represent the latest evolution of this legendary horn design and we invite you to try one to see the realm of possibilities.


  • .468″ bore
  • Available in brass or nickel silver
  • Extra-large (Kruspe-size) or medium-large (Schmidt-size) bell throat
  • String or uni-ball linkages
  • Spun or single-seam hand-hammered flare (with or without garland)
  • Upgraded precision LP (“P” model) standard

All of our custom horns are built to order. Please contact us for more information.

Our recommended configuration is shown below in brass.  Nickel silver is also available. Don’t see something you want?  Custom configurations are also available; please contact us for details.

Starting at $14,500.  Built to order.

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Featured Artists:

Brian O’Connor – Hollywood recording artist (3)

Joe Meyer – Hollywood recording artist

Pat Hughes – Univ. Texas Austin, horn professor

Bill Slocum – Cleveland Orchestra, assoc. principal, retired; Conductor, Cleveland Philharmonic

Evan Geiger – U.S. Army Perishing’s Own; Pittsburgh Opera, principal

Peter DeBoor – Washington National Opera

Tony Chidell – London area performer; London Symphony, Philharmonia

U.S. Marine Band – 3rd Aircraft Wing (5)

U.S. Air Force Band – Washington D.C.

Jeff Snedeker – Central Washington Univ., horn professor

Bill Kuyper – NY Philharmonic, retired; Las Cruces Symphony

Additional information

Taper size

Medium-large, Large

Flare type

Spun, Brass hand-hammered (+$250), Nickel silver hand-hammered (+$400)


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