Custom Eclipse flugel?

Discussion in 'Horns' started by JackD, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. JackD

    JackD Mezzo Forte User

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    I just noticed this on the website - what's the story behind it Leigh?

    I have to say it looks nice!
     
  2. eclipse trumpets

    eclipse trumpets Piano User

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    Hi Jack

    That particular Flugel belongs to Henry Lowther, in my opinion one of the most wonderful flugel players around.

    Henry Chose the yellow bell which has a warm fluffy flugel sound yet can cut through very easily aswell.
    Henry wanted something a little different from the crowd as long as it was still in silverplate!!! (Henry does NOT like gold plated horns)

    He did explain it to me, but i have forgotten the whole story, but its something to do with his great love of astrology and the fact that silver happens to be his colour astrologically.

    I am sure he will correct me if thats not quite correct.

    What we have done is to polish the entire instrument to a fine finish, then we cut out the shapes we desire from stickers and apply them to the surface of the horn where we want them.
    Then its a case of scratching by hand around the stickers, once that is complete the stickers are gently removed to leave the stars and moons in polished effect.

    Thats it really!!

    Regards

    Leigh
     
  3. JackD

    JackD Mezzo Forte User

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    Clever! It looks really nice - I see you managed to convince him to get a 3rd valve trigger (you were saying he didn't want one on his).

    Is scratch silver going to become a standard part of the Eclipse line?

    Cheers.

    Jack.
     
  4. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    That IS a really nice finish! It's amazing how quickly the satin and/or scratch finish has taken off in the last two years or so... seems like almost everyone is coming out with models featuring it. I can't wait to see what the "newest" finish will be.
     
  5. eclipse trumpets

    eclipse trumpets Piano User

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    Hi Jack

    Yes this finish has been available for some time to be honest, but its my fault that it has not been put up on the Eclipse Website.

    The Bb's look lovely in that finish too! i have one in the workshop at the moment, looks great.

    Regards

    Leigh
     

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