Maker of the finest handcrafted
custom horns since 1977

S.W. Lewis Orchestral Horns, Chicago
Lewis Horn

The Lewis Horn

Bell of Lewis Horn

The Lewis Horn

Valves on Lewis Horn

The Lewis Horn

The Lewis Horn

The S.W. Lewis Full Double F/Bb Horn, hand crafted by Steven Lewis, is played by celebrated artists worldwide, with over 350 made since 1977. Using the finest materials available and high precision machine tools, Steve Lewis is famous for attention to detail, pride of workmanship, and unprecedented consistency.

The Lewis Horn has a clear, warm, centered, resonant sound that projects easily. Of special significance is the unusual evenness of both timbre and intonation. Notable for its ease of response and full rich tone over the entire range, this horn has exceptional clarity and definition complimenting both the high and low registers, as well as quick/accurate response, and a fluid legato. These attributes allow the player a broad spectrum of technical nuances and artistic expression.

Modern Lewis tapers integrated with traditional designs produce a horn that has a flexible sound, uniform in all registers and at dynamic extremes. Whether it’s the sonority or power needed for a Mahler symphony or the delicacy of a Mozart quintet, the Lewis Horn enables the performer to express their creativity. Having played professionally, Steve Lewis, knows from personal experience what a player expects and demands from an instrument when under the pressures of a performance.