Ray Farr 7” Bell Signature Flugel
Our Ray Farr "Signature" 7-inch Bell Flugel Horn has the Bell on the left-hand side, like a Cornet or Trumpet, providing comfort in holding the instrument so our customers tell us. Because of this, the hand of course does not touch the Bell, enabling much greater sound projection. Again, customer comments.
Like our Traditional Flugel, our Signature Flugel has the most amazing sound and intonation, with even greater projection, blending perfectly with the Cornet and Horn sections and soaring impressively in solos.
That Amazing Sound
To hear the fine intonation and beautiful sound generated by our unique 7” Bell, just listen to Atlantic Brass Band (US Champions) and their Flugel player, Jack Deal, in his rendition of Peter Graham’s “Meditation”, played on a Ray Farr 7” Bell Flugel on our Home page. It’s all about the sound.
2023 Area Contest Velvet Comment
In the Midlands Area this year, the comment in the Champion Section about Gresley Colliery’s Flugel player’s solo in Red Priest was . . . “Like velvet”.
Case & Mouthpiece
Our Signature Flugel comes with a very protective Tom & Will Gig bag in Blue Cordura, a Ray Farr "Diamond Model" Mouthpiece in 24 Carat Gold plate with Bright Silver plate Trim, Polishing Clothe and T2 Valve Oil.
Finishes – Your Choice
Finish options are Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold Trim, Rose-Copper Bell with Nickel-Silver Plate Trim in Lacquer, Bright Silver Plate Throughout or 24 Carat Gold Plate throughout.
We are currently working on a 4-week lead-time from Order through to Delivery for our Signature Flugels.
Proudly designed and made in UK Imperial inches and thousandths of an inch.
Valves: - Bottom sprung Monel Valves honed to 0.0002” (two ten-thousandths of an inch) on Diameter.
Bore: - The Diameter through the Valves is 0.429”.
Bell: - Our unique 7” Diameter Copper/Zinc Alloy and Conical Bell Flair made on our own Mandrel is acoustically inexorably linked to the Ray Farr Flugel’s exacting intonation in all registers and its much-acclaimed sound projection. Zoe, ex-Black Dyke's comments when she reviewed a Ray Farr Flugel for The British Bandsman were "The intonation is the best that I have ever played, which I feel the other leading Flugels haven’t mastered yet” say it all.
Trigger: - An adjustable 3rd Valve Trigger is fitted as standard. We, humans, are all built differently of course so we've designed a malleable brass 3rd Valve Trigger that you can move to the most comfortable playing position for you.
Right-hand Finger Hook on our Signature Models: - Also for added playing comfort, we've designed a Right-hand Finger Hook that is fully adjustable in any direction, radially and laterally. It's unique and applauded by our customers.
Mouthpiece Shank: - Our specially designed Jarno Taper Shank suits the larger taper USA, Japanese & the Denis Wick "L" Flugel Mouthpieces (2FL, 3FL & 4FL) and Medium Shank tapers for Denis Wick Flugel Mouthpieces without an "L" (2F, 3F & 4F) enabling you to use any make or type of mouthpiece you like with a Ray Farr Flugel.
Waterkeys: - Main, 1st and 3rd "Proper" Lever Waterkeys fitted as standard.
Instrument Protection: - For 7" Bell Signature Flugels we include a very protective Tom & Will Gig bag, finished in blue Cordura. It has a strong padded plywood support for the Bell, a soft handle, a wide shoulder strap, adjustable deluxe rucksack straps and two zipped Accessory pockets. The Gig bag is the correct size for cabin baggage on all airlines and can be taken on-board.
Mouthpiece: - We manufacture and supply the Ray Farr "Diamond" Model Flugel Mouthpiece with each instrument.
Personalised Serial Number: - The instrument’s Serial Number/Reference location is known only to us and the customer and is secretly engraved in a non-visible location so it can't be found and removed by a crook if stolen. When making your instrument, we can personalise and engrave a unique Serial Number/Reference of your choice up to 14 digits/letters, as long as it is not currently on another Ray Farr Flugel.
Free Option: - Lyre Box in any position to suit you and your focal length.
Valve Oil: - We recommend and supply a bottle of the fabulous "La Tromba Special T2" valve oil - seriously fast!
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 manufacturers offer a Three Year Plating and Lacquer guarantee, but we do.
From the Bell to the smallest of Waterkey Screws, 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 and return it to you by hand.