The JP163 is a compensating Bb/F French Horn. The design of the JP163 is tailored to ensure a durable instrument geared towards younger musicians and first time players with the inclusion of neoprene valves bumpers and adjustable duck's feet / finger ring. This also ensures versatility of the instrument within schools and music services. The compensating system on the JP163 prepares students for when they progress to a level where a compensating system is required. By reinforcing positive habits, it reduces the time required for players to become comfortable with such a system.