I was a French Horn player. I picked that instrument because it had the most beautiful sound, but it was also a beautiful instrument. I still remember the fingering. My "lip" is long gone, but I still love the sound of the French Horn.
The French horn (since the known simply as the "horn" in some professional music circles) is a brass instrument made of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell. Is the horn most often used by players in professional orchestras and bands.