Horn arrived in great shape. Slides and valves move freely, and the horn sounds wonderful and is easy to play. Intonation is a little bit squirrely - but maybe it's me and I haven't quite figured it out yet. The vintage finish is nice, was surprised to see it's not a uniform color, there are lighter yellow patches in places, and I actually thought it was a botched job, but it is similar to how it looks in the product photo so I can't complain. Looks neat regardless. Overall a really nice instrument for my purposes. Is it a top-notch ultra-premium flugelhorn? Not quite. Is it an excellent playing and sounding horn for the price? Yes!
Edit: This prototype sold in 10 minutes but I did order a few more. If these are popular (order one today!) I will consider carrying it in stock permanently.
Austin Custom Brass "Doubler's" Flugelhorn in antique finish
it doesn't have our shop logo or marking but we have done all of our proprietary tweaks to the horn including full Precision valve alignment and leadpipe modifications
It plays very well!
Up for sale is an exciting line of budget-friendly custom instruments designed for doubling. This flugel possesses a 5.95 inch bell (new batch will be gold brass bell - 85% copper) and a .415 bore. The slightly smaller bell and slightly larger bore make these horns easy to switch to from your trumpet or cornet work. Once I receive this instrument I perform a few custom alterations including a precision valve alignment, custom spring adjustment, new leadpipe, extensive play-testing and more before we ship out to you.
This is the best value horn you can find! The horn comes with a nice Pro-Tec style gig bag and generic, non-ACB manufactured mouthpiece (equivalent to a 3C diameter with a standard flugelhorn depth). This horn takes the large flugel shank.
Please note international shipping will be an additional fee (usually $40-50 extra depending on the country for priority transit). Contact us via email prior to ordering)
Below is a video of the ACB Doubler's Flugel.