What do you consider cheap? I know one Chinese factory that makes a decent English Horn - fully automatic, ebony wood, silver plated keys. Last I checked they were around 3000 USD.How would someone get an english horn for cheap? Are there any models anyone can suggest that would be reliable and affordable enough for pit work?
Basically, I concur. Being in the refurb biz, these seldom come up used... and when they do, even those (reputable ones) needing a complete refurb are still quite expensive.I was asking the same question 25 years ago when I was looking for an English horn.
Short answer: You cannot buy an English horn for cheap.
You can, however, buy a cheap English horn, but then that's what you've got. China is rife with them. They are unplayable.