See, perceive, hear – in a new way


The Kuhlohorn was developed at the beginning of the 20thcentury by Johannes Kuhlo.

It was intended for the trombone choirs that were emerging at this time, and was indeed played virtually only here. Yet it had many enthusiastic devotees in such choirs.

Unfortunately, the euphoria over this very aesthetic type of flugelhorn did not last very long. The main reason was tuning problems with Kuhlohorns.

In contrast with the original instrument, we have altered the bore and run of the tube. As a result, the elephantkuhlohorn plays very well in tune and its speech is responsive


The elephant kuhlohorn has three classic rotary valves and an additional 4thvalve/changeover valve. Thus the compass of the kuhlohorn can be extended downwards to the “trombone register”.


The body is made of brass. The diameter of the bell is 150 mm.


Untreated, mirror polished or silvered.
Gold lacquer with matt parts or simply all in matt lacquer.
Our antique lacquer finish is new, giving an unusual vintage effect and is currently much in demand.


BRASS or gold brass

Clear or gold lacquer 3,250,00 €

Silvered or matt lacque 3,600,00 €

Silvered,Valve caps, instrument parts Bell gilt within 4,300,00 €

personal configuration

If you want your Elephant instrument tailored to your needs, please let us know.