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BRITISH INSTRUMENTS

played throughout the World


CUSTOMER COMMENTS

Here are a few recent Comments 

from our valued customers talking about their 

new Ray Farr Signature Flugels. . . . . . . .


Giles - Markinch, Fife

I have the following to say for my experience purchasing a Ray Farr flugelhorn

"A £700 deposit saw a brand new flugel delivered in person by Chris all the way to Scotland and a great part exchange on my old flugel. Wow!! The left hand Super Bell on the Ray Farr flugel means the horn can project as well as keeping intonation across the upper 2 octaves - It's at home playing jazz as traditional brass band repertoire - Thank you Chris, can't recommend it more highly"


Michael - Costessey, Norwich

What can I say...…. superb, from the initial contact to Chris hand delivering the instrument to me for a two week trial (made my mind up after one week !) the build quality, the sound the instrument makes the ease of playing I can find nothing to fault either with the customer service or the instrument. Do you play a Flugel Horn ? have you booked a two week trial ? no, why not ? you will love this instrument as I do, by Farr (groan) the best Flugel I've owned.


Kirsty - Balsall Common, Solihull 

I've really enjoyed beginning to get to know the instrument - unlike most of the others I've tried, it's remarkably free-blowing and responsive, including in the upper register. Intonation throughout the instrument is very good, and especially notable in the upper register (my top Gs have never been so in tune!). The sounds is crystal clear, with a beautiful depth of tone. I'd been very satisfied with my previous, borrowed flugel, but after playing this one, the previous one feels a bit like blowing through a sock!   The whole experience, from first inquiry to final payment, has been perfect. I couldn't have asked for friendlier, more expert or more responsive communication throughout. It's wonderful to work with a company whose emphasis is so firmly on quality of the product and the customer experience. Thank you!


William - Alva, Clackmanshire 

A few words about my experience of playing the Ray Farr Flugelhorn

An easy blowing Flugelhorn whose intonation helps even a player of my ability sound good, the difference in my sound after only a few weeks is remarkable a beautiful looking and sounding horn much admired by everyone really love playing this horn. Regards William  


Jenny - Gillingham, Kent 

Hi, I found the 2 week approval really useful. It enabled me to try the flugel in rehearsals and see how it blended-in with the band and playing a solo too at a recent concert; I got a standing ovation! The lovely sound, really good intonation (which other band members commented on) and ease of holding/balance were the things that made me decide to buy it after the two weeks. Got my lifetime instrument now!! 

 

TRY ONE FOR YOURSELF on our 

TWO WEEK APPROVAL PERIOD 

with FREE DELIVERY 

ANYWHERE in the UK & EUROPE

for details Click Here


See and hear the Ray Farr Signature Flugel

played by Jack Deal and The Atlantic Brass Band (US 2017 National Champions) in an excerpt of Peter Graham's "Meditation" - stunning playing


. . . . and now hear the complete performance

conducted by Salvatore A. Scarpa with two of their star musicians JACK DEAL (Flugelhorn) and JOE SINO (Baritone) playing "Meditation" by Peter Graham on the Band’s latest CD "METROPOLIS".


A high quality CD well worthwhile 

adding to your collection

http://www.atlanticbrassband.org/

We are honoured and privileged to have Jack as part of our worldwide Ray Farr Signature Flugel family, a family that stretches to the four corners of the globe.


Yes, we take Part-exchanges!!

Just to let you know that we take part-exchanges if you wanted to px - we're generous on price and you still get the 25% off Discount Price too! Click our Part-exchange Page

RAY FARR FLUGELS

on the CHRIS EVANS 

BREAKFAST SHOW!!!!

Chris Evans interviewing Chris Waters, the Ray Farr Flugel designer on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show last year.

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25% New Product Launch Discount 

through to 28th February 2017

2 WEEKS' APPROVAL 

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

ANNEALING THE BELL SECTION

To help create the best possible sounding Bell, the Ray Farr Signature Flugel Bell is Annealed to remove all the stresses and work-hardening that occurs during this very physical work, having been been hand-hammered and spun-formed on the mandrel. Here's how we do it . . . .

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WARRANTY

Ray Farr Signature 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 manufacturers offer a Three Year Plating guarantee.

Zoe  from Black Dyke

from an Article in 

THE BRITISH BANDSMAN

25th May 2013

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


Black Dyke’s flugel horn player, Zoe Hancock, took time out of her busy pre-European rehearsal schedule to test the new Ray Farr Signature Flugel, and discovered an instrument with terrific intonation . . . . . . . .


It’s always exciting when a new flugel horn comes on the market. I first heard about the Ray Farr Signature Flugel when I was in America doing some guest soloist work in October. Unfortunately, I couldn’t answer any questions about the instrument because, at the time, I hadn’t seen or played it. I’ve had the instrument for three weeks now and have thoroughly enjoyed having a blow on this unique, redesigned flugel.


INTONATION

Flugel horns are probably the hardest instrument to get in tune, but I was very impressed by the intonation of this instrument, right from the bottom through to the top register.


EASE OF BLOWING / TONE

In a brass band, the flugel horn is part of the horn section and it either doubles up with the solo horn, or is heard as the highest voice. Therefore, the tone of the flugel should be mellow and rich to match with the middle of the band. The Ray Farr Signature Flugel does have a good tone, especially in the lower and middle registers. Also, you can hear all the clarity coming through when double and triple tonguing or playing technical passages, unlike other flugels where sometimes it can get lost. It is remarkably free-blowing in the middle and lower registers.


DESIGN

The designer, Chris Waters, has changed the design of the instrument. The valve case is now the same side of the bell as a cornet.  The size of the bell is a lot larger than most flugel horns, which is great for amplifying the sound, and the valves are great too, really slick and fast.  The instrument is also Bell Stayless - a strong tapered ferrule enabling both ends of the main bow and bell to butt totally, proving the strongest of joints that enables forceful mute twisting insertion / withdrawal.


OVERALL

A very good instrument and a design.  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

PRICES & DISCOUNTS

Ray Farr Signature Flugels are available on our Without Obligation 

Two Weeks Approval with 25% Discount

Call Chris on 07803 - 386550

BOOK ON-LINE TO TRY ONE FOR YOURSELF  Click Here

with FREE DELIVERY ANYWHERE in the UK & EUROPE


. . . . in Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold Trim:-

Body and Bell in Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold plated Slide Bows, Valve Tops/Bottoms,

Heavy Bottom Cap, Finger Tops, Waterkeys, Screws, 

3rd Valve Trigger Assembly, Two Shanks and a very protective GEWA Prestige Flugel Gigbag finished in black Cordura with red trim and strong padded support for the Bell - RRP £2,790

25% Discount £2,092​


or

. . . . in Bright Silver Plate throughout:-

Body and Bell in Bright Silver Plate throughout and a very protective GEWA Prestige Flugel Gigbag finished in black Cordura with red trim and strong padded support for the Bell - RRP £2,790

25% Discount £2,092


or

. . . . with our Lacquered Rose Copper Bell and Nickel-silver Trim:-

Body and Bell finished in Clear Lacquer with Nickel-plated Outer-slide Legs, Valve Tops/Bottoms,

Heavy Bottom Cap, Finger Tops, Waterkeys, Screws, 3rd Valve Trigger Assembly, Two Shanks and a very protective GEWA Prestige Flugel Gigbag finished in black Cordura with red trim 

and strong padded support for the Bell - RRP £2,940

25% Discount £2,205


Click here to go to our without obligation

 TRY A FLUGEL ON 2 WEEKS' APPROVAL page


FREE DELIVERY IN THE UK 

& THROUGHOUT EUROPE

£80 DELIVERY REST OF THE WORLD

Lazer Engraving & CNC Machining

Each instrument is Lazer Engraved

Welcome to the Ray Farr Flugels Website


Key design features are our specially designed Conical Flared 7" Diameter Rimmed Bell, unique Copper and Zinc alloy with its Random Mass, allowing the Bell to resonate properly, giving the best sound and projection.


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. Us humans all built differently so we've designed the right-hand Finger hook to be fully adjustable in any direction for the most comfortable playing position.


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! If you were to restrict a church bell it would sound far duller than when ringing free.


Zoe from Black Dyke having tried the Flugel for several weeks said in a British Bandsman article about the Ray Farr Signature Flugel “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 Signature Flugel Horns are produced in Hampshire by Chris Waters (Designer and Lead Engineer) and specialist engineers, Barney, Gary and Mac.  We’re responsible for component part design, manufacturing, machining, engraving, assembling, electro-plating, finishing and detailed engineering and acoustic inspection at every stage. 


Finish options are Bright Silver Plate throughout or Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold Plated Trim on Valve Tops & Bottoms, Slides, Finger Tops, Waterkeys, Screws, 3rd Valve Trigger Assembly and Shanks, or our Rose Copper Bell Flugel finished in Clear Lacquer, with Nickel-silver trim.


We manufacture and sell Direct via this Website, or go to our CONTACT page for Sales Representatives in your area.

The lead-time to make a Flugel is currently about two weeks.


2 WEEKS APPROVAL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
Would you like to try one without obligation? 
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 Signature Flugel on Two Weeks' Approval 
Simply e-mail or 'phone to say you would like to try one and we build it to your specification of plating, or click Try a Flugel on 2 Weeks' Approval and book your without obligation approval there.


You pay a £700 deposit and we personally 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 the instrument and we refund your £700 deposit. 
 
As an example, Douglas Berry of the New York Salvation Army Staff Band tried his Ray Farr Flugel this way and then purchased it. Richard Arrowsmith with Kirkby Stephen Silver Band took just three hours!

FREE DELIVERY IN THE UK & THROUGHOUT EUROPE
£80 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 £80 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 Signature Flugel, we'd be delighted to provide you with our fine service, worldwide. 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 (Designer & Lead Engineer)




THE ALL IMPORTANT

PROTECTION

Each Ray Farr Signature Flugel comes with a very protective GEWA Prestige Flugel Gigbag, finished in black Cordura with red trim, strong padded support for the Bell, soft handle, magnetic catch, wide shoulder strap, attached Accessory pocket, adjustable deluxe rucksack straps and a section for Music. 


It is the international standard 

acceptable size for taking on-board 

an aircraft as cabin baggage

so you don't have to put it in 

the hold and risk damage.