GREAT BRITISH INSTRUMENTS

2017 Models now available with 

Top Sprung Valves 

and finished in 

24 Carat Gold Plate 

or 

Bright Silver Plate


Ray Farr Flugels are now available from our sole UK Retailer . . . . . .

BAND  SUPPLIES

Glasgow (0141 339 9400) & Leeds (0113 245 3097)

25% Discount for the Contest Season - September & October

 

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25% New Product Launch Discount 

through to 28th February 2017

2 WEEKS' APPROVAL 

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

RAY FARR FLUGELS

at 

THE BRITISH OPEN SPRING FESTIVAL 2017

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WARRANY

Ray Farr Flugels have eighty-eight component parts and every part is guaranteed for Three Years from the date of your instrument purchase. Also guaranteed for Three Years is the high-quality Craftsmanship and Plating - very few, if any manufacturers offer a

Three Year Plating guarantee.

Zoe Hancock 

Black Dyke

“The intonation is the best that I have ever played, which I feel the other leading Flugels haven’t mastered yet”

from a review in The British Bandsman


FREE DELIVERY IN THE UK 

& THROUGHOUT EUROPE

£60 DELIVERY REST OF THE WORLD

Welcome to the Ray Farr Flugels Website


Key design features are the specially designed conical flair and diameter of the Bell, the particular alloy used in the Bell's manufacture with its random mass plus options of a Bell with a Rim or a Rimless Bell and finally its unique Minimal Bell-stay construction. 


These very important features combine to produce this world class Flugel, which countless musicians from the four corners of the globe who've tried it and purchased consider it to be the best Flugel they've ever played.


None of this is Rocket Science! It’s simply good old fashioned engineering and acoustic common sense, allowing the Bell to do what bells should do – ring without restraint! If you were to restrict a church bell it would sound far duller than when ringing free.


Zoe Hancock from Black Dyke having tried the Flugel for several weeks said in a British Bandsman article “The intonation is the best that I have ever played, which I feel the other leading Flugels haven’t mastered yet” and sums the instrument up, resulting in the success we’re having throughout the UK, Europe, the USA, Japan and being very much in demand in Norway.


Ray Farr Flugel Horns are produced in Havant, Hampshire by Chris Waters (Co Designer and Chief Engineer) plus a small team of specialist engineers.  We’re responsible for component part making, machining, engraving, assembling, electro-plating and detailed engineering and acoustic inspection at every stage. 


Plating options are Bright Silver Plate or 24 Carat Gold Plate.


We manufacture and sell direct via this website and Band Supplies Glasgow (0141 339 9400) & Leeds (0113 245 3097). The lead-time to make a Flugel is currently about four weeks.


TECHNICAL 

(Designed in Imperial inches and thousandth's of an inch!)

Valves:- Top sprung Monel Valves honed to 0.0002” on diameter.  


Bore:- The diameter through the Valves is 0.430”.


Bell:- Large diameter Bell and your choice of either with a Bell Rim or Rimless. The Bore Diameter, Bell Flair and End-diameter are inexorably linked to the Flugel’s exacting intonation in all registers and it’s impressive projection of sound. 


Trigger:- A 3rd Valve Trigger is fitted as standard.


Mouthpiece Shanks:- We supply two different Mouthpiece Shanks with large and medium mouthpiece tapers, enabling you to use any make of mouthpiece you like.


3rd Valve Heavy Bottom Cap:- Fitted as standard.


Waterkeys:- Main, 1st and 3rd lever Waterkeys.


Finishes:-  Bright Silver Plate or 24 Carat Gold Plate . Our high quality electro-plating thickness is 8 microns for both gold and silver; double the industry standard.


Sound:- There is no difference in sound quality between Silver and Gold Plate, it's purely a personal choice as to the finish you like.


Case:- ProTec 301F Rigid Flugel Case with a separate Trumpet/Cornet compartment, space for four Mouthpieces plus two external zipped pouches for music and accessories. Side and top Handles plus a Shoulder Strap. The Case is the correct size for cabin baggage on all airlines and can be taken on-board.


Mouthpiece:- Not supplied; best to use your own as you know exactly how it performs.


Options:- Lyre Box, extra Bell Engraving.


WARRANTY

Ray Farr Flugels have eighty-eight component parts and every part is guaranteed for Three Years from the date of your instrument purchase. Also guaranteed for Three Years is the high-quality Craftsmanship and Plating - very few, if any manufacturers offer a Three Year Plating guarantee.


All component parts are stocked at the workshop in quantity so if ever your Ray Farr Flugel is accidentally damaged, we can repair it and fit replacement parts within five working days of receiving your instrument.


PRICING

Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold Plated Trim:- 

Complete Body in Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold Plated Valve Slides & Waterkeys, Shanks, Finger Tops, Valve Tops & Bottoms and 3rd Valve Trigger

RRP £2,690

25% Contest Season Discount £2,017


24 Carat Gold Plate:-

Complete Instrument in 24 Carat Gold Plate 

RRP £2,980

 25% Contest Season Discount £2,235


2 WEEKS' APPROVAL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

Would you like to try one? 

As we all know, the only way to really appraise an instrument is of course to try it in the environment which the player is familiar – home, band practice and concerts/gigs and contests. To make an instant decision at a Trade Stand after ten or fifteen minutes does not allow enough playing time to appreciate any instrument properly. 

 

Given the major advances in ease of blowing, exacting intonation and sound projection of the Ray Farr Flugel, two weeks' approval gives you the opportunity to establish its' true potential in band/ensemble and solo playing and it's why we offer two weeks' approval throughout the world. 

 

How to try a Ray Farr Flugel on Two Weeks' Approval 

We sell direct from the factory worldwide and only through the wonderful company BAND SUPPLIES (Glasgow & Leeds). You simply e-mail or 'phone to say you would like to try one and we build it to your specification of plating.


Once your Ray Farr Flugel has been made, you pay a £700 deposit and we deliver the instrument to you so you can try it in all your playing environments for two weeks. If you like it, you then pay the balance and if not, simply return it to us for your £700 refund.  


As an example, Douglas Berry of the New York Salvation Army Staff Band tried his Ray Farr Flugel this way and then purchased it.


FREE DELIVERY IN THE UK & THROUGHOUT EUROPE

£60 FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD

Free delivery anywhere in the UK and throughout Europe is a big feature of our service, with just a £60 delivery cost for the rest of the World. 


We’ve delivered throughout the UK, to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, 

Switzerland and as far as the USA, Australia and Japan.


THE FINALÉ

Thanks for visiting. If you’d like to try a Ray Farr Flugel, we'd be delighted to provide you with our fine service, worldwide. Or if you would like more information or to chat about the instruments, please do not hesitate to contact us; we’re here to help! If your call goes to messaging, we’ll call you back soonest.



Chris Waters

T: 07803 - 386550

E: [email protected]

or

Gordon Bell

T: 07970 - 458535

E: [email protected]

or

Band Supplies (Glasgow)

T: 0141 339 9400

E: [email protected]

Band Supplies (Leeds)

T: 0113 245 3097

E: [email protected] 



THE ALL IMPORTANT

CASE

Each Ray Farr Flugel comes with a very protective ProTec 301F Flugel Case, which is the international standard size for taking on-board aircraft as cabin baggage, 

so you don't have to put it in 

the hold and risk damage.


There is also a Trumpet or Cornet space in the Case, plus optional straps so it can be carried on your back.


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