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    The Most Sought After Vintage Flugelhorns?

    What would be the flugelhorn equivalent to say, what a vintage Martin Committee to the trumpet? What would be considered the ultimate vintage flugel?
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    Many people lust after the vintage Couesnons.

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

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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!"

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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.

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    I'd vote for the Olds Clark Terry Flug as an "Ultimate Vintage Flug"!

    Look at it here: http://rouses.net/trumpet/olds77/cterryfl.htm
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    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.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Canuck
    I'd vote for the Olds Clark Terry Flug as an "Ultimate Vintage Flug"!

    Look at it here: http://rouses.net/trumpet/olds77/cterryfl.htm
    That looks a lot like mine ;) even though I measured mine next to CT's and my bell was FAR bigger than his. Weird!
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