I've played flugels much more expensive, but this one just blows me away. It's like if you had a really good old Couesnon from the 60's that had super intonation and everything working perfectly. I'm a pro jazzer and play flugel a good deal. This one is very responsive to mouthpiece changes. I'm just getting ready to go to my gig tonight where I will be playing it, pretty much, the whole night at a fancy steakhouse. I have a bullet holder on my belt and I'll have 3 or 4 flugel pieces in there of different depths depending on how loud the volume gets through the night. Seriously guys, this flugel is a 'diamond in the rough'!
This is a top of the line flugelhorn from Manchester Brass - an affordable professional-grade horn made entirely in their factory in Taiwan. These are an excellent option for the player who needs a horn that can play with the best, but at a very reasonable price.
The horn also features a very cool and unique hex-style trim kit on both the bottom and top valve caps.
- Key of Bb
- 0.433" bore
- 6" soldered wire rim gold brass bell
- Yellow brass leadpipe
- Yellow brass tuning slides with nickel silver outer accents
- Hand-lapped stainless steel valves
- Third valve trigger
I had a question about this horn but Trent's video presentation convinced me to make the purchase. This is a really nice professional flugelhorn and Trent's service is outstanding !
Trent Austin is truly the Olivander of brass in the Muggle world, matching the right horn with the right musician. His shop offers great service, a broad selection of trumpets, and a casual, relaxed and enjoyable buying experience.