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Similar to a trumpet but boasting a fatter and mellower tone, the flugelhorn is a popular brass instrument that can be found in everything from world-renowned brass bands to cool jazz ensembles. In fact, professional flugelhornists have earned themselves much praise over the decades, including Lee Loughnane of Chicago, Scott Spillane of Neutral Milk Hotel and Probyn Gregory of Brian Wilson Band. To put it simply, the flugelhorn is an incredibly versatile musical instrument, and bringing the best out of your flugelhorn repertoire calls for a model that was built with your high aspirations in mind. And for that, you've definitely come to the right place.
In this catalog, you'll discover that today's top brass instrument manufacturers are dedicated to constructing professional flugelhorns that look as stunning as they play and sound. The only thing you have to do is consider your own tastes and budget, and go from there. For example, if you're looking for an affordably priced flugelhorn that was made based on the recommendations of a musical icon, check out the Blessing BFH-1541T Series Bb Flugelhorn. Cliff Blackburn has decades of experiences in the design of flugelhorns and the creation of this beautiful instrument was based on his expertise. Available in your choice of a lacquer brass or silver plated finish, the BFH-1541T has amazing intonation and its upgraded valve block adds only further to its beauty.
Or maybe you have more wiggle room in your bank account and want to spoil yourself for all those years of hard work and practice - if so, then take a look at the Antoine Courtois Paris AC159R-1-0 Reference Bb Flugelhorn. This horn has a 5.9" rose brass bell for superior response and .413" bore with a direct air column design through a valve block for minimal resistance. It even has a 3rd valve slide trigger to make intonation adjustment easier. When you get right down to it, the AC159 is a flugelhorn that was built specifically for the concert veteran and its smooth playability and rich, warm tone make that obvious.
It would take us all day to cover every single professional flugelhorn that deserves your attention, so we'll leave the next move up to you. With names like Getzen, B&S, Cerveny and countless others making up this section, you don't need to look anywhere else for a flugelhorn that will make your next performance an unforgettable night for your audience.