The Most Sought After Vintage Flugelhorns?

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by Satish Robertson, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Satish Robertson

    Satish Robertson New Friend

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    What would be the flugelhorn equivalent to say, what a vintage Martin Committee to the trumpet? What would be considered the ultimate vintage flugel?
     
  2. KMT

    KMT Pianissimo User

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    Many people lust after the vintage Couesnons.
     
  3. ptynan

    ptynan Pianissimo User

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    Yup,...They can be the Holy Grail of Flugels.

    PT
     
  4. tom turner

    tom turner Mezzo Forte User

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    A pristine, early F. Besson small bore flugle would be a fluglehorn to die for!

    Couesnon made a cheap clone of the F. Besson generations ago to be used as a cheaper "doubler's" fluglehorn . . . and the rest, as they say, is "history!"

    Tom
     
  5. Robert Rowe

    Robert Rowe Mezzo Piano User

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    Pretty rare, and definitely unusual -- Martin Fluegelhorns.

    They appeared in the late 1950s / early 1960s ... as an Imperial-model and as a Committee-model. Have an unusual wrap, and a cornet receiver. The Martin X-large bore (.468"), is the only size they were produced (as far as I know) ... but, blow very easily with a superb tone. Very mouthpiece-sensitive ... I use a vintage deep "V"-cup Cornet 'piece, and a Parduba double-cup on both of mine.

    Robt
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  6. Happy Canuck

    Happy Canuck Piano User

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  7. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    I'm in there with Happy Canuck. Had a chance to play a CT Olds (my Bundy trumpet was in the shop for a week for repairs to something that "stupid" did to it). That thing lit up like a Christmas light when you got it centered... love the horn but the owner won't sell it.
     
  8. Whataguy!

    Whataguy! Pianissimo User

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    I've always liked those old K-Modified Selmer flugelhorns with the unusual wrap. You don't hear too much about them, although I did read where Jim Donaldson referred to them as funky. He did mention that Clark Terry played one at his high school. In fact, Clark did a lot of his flugel work on one of those horns until Olds made the CT flugel. Occasionally you'll see them on eBay, which is where I bought mine.
     
  9. TrentAustin

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    That looks a lot like mine ;) even though I measured mine next to CT's and my bell was FAR bigger than his. Weird!
    -T
     

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