made in the
South of England
just for You
in Brass Bands Worldwide
SUPERIOR IN SOUND
Ray Farr "Signature"
with our impressive 7" Bell
on the Left-hand side . . . .
. . . . and now our Two New
Ray Farr "Traditional" Design
with your choice of our impressive
7" Bell or 6" Bell
Traditionally with the Bell
on the Right-hand side
5 beautiful different Finishes
- your choice . . . .
Bright Silver Plate
with 24 Carat Gold Plate Trim
Clear Lacquer Throughout
Bright Silver Plate Throughout
24 Carat Gold Plate Throughout
Plain Raw Brass
Gig Bags & Cases included
All Signature & Traditional 7" Bell
Ray Farr Flugels
come with a High Quality TOM & WILL
Fully Protective Gig Bag . . . .
. . . . and our
6" Bell Traditional Flugels
come with a
Luxury Case with Wheels
plus an Extending Handle
All come with a
Mouthpiece too . . . .
Our new amazing (so Customers tell us)
especially designed and unique
Ray Farr Mouthpiece
is included too with all our Flugels!
We all have our own favourite Mouthpieces
but we'd like to tempt you with our
2022 RAY FARR "DIAMOND"
Launch Offer reduced from £1,425
Just 1 left from July's production - first-come-first-served
6" BELL TRADITIONAL MODEL
RAY FARR FLUGEL
in Plain Raw Brass
. . . . try one on 2 Weeks' Approval
with just a £700 fully refundable Deposit
complete with Deluxe Case with Wheels
and a Ray Farr "Diamond" Model Mouthpiece
Launching Monday 18th July, the new addition to our very popular Ray Farr Flugel Family range, the 6" Traditional Flugel in Plain Raw Brass, giving that distinctive, beautiful sound.
Limited Launch offer of £949.
As always, 2 Weeks' Approval with just a £700 Deposit and Free Delivery anywhere in the UK.
Order Yours Here
. . . . sit back and relax with this beautiful performance of Peter Graham's "Meditation" played by one of our Worldwide Ray Farr Flugel Family Members, Jack Deal, with the US Champion Section Band Atlantic Brass . . . .
RAY FARR "SIGNATURE"
with the Bell on the Left-hand side
FOR THAT LARGER FLUGEL SOUND WITH GREAT PROJECTION:-
Our original Ray Farr "Signature" 7" Bell Flugel Horn with the Bell on the Left-hand side, so you're not clamping it with the right-hand and dampening the sound when playing. The radially and laterally adjustable Right-hand Finger Hook enables great comfort when playing, like holding a Cornet or a Trumpet and gives perfect balance.
The instrument comes with a High Quality TOM & WILL Fully Protective Gig Bag and the new Ray Farr "Diamond" model Mouthpiece.
The finish options are Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold Trim, Clear Lacquer, Bright Silver Plate throughout or 24 Carat Gold Plate throughout . . . . . . . .
Original 7" diameter Bell "Signature" model in Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold Trim and below that 2022 7" diameter Bell "Signature" model in Clear Lacquer featuring the Rose-copper Bell & Main Bow:-
Original 7" diameter Bell "Signature" model in Bright Silver Plate throughout:-
Original 7" diameter Bell "Signature" model in 24 Carat Gold Plate throughout:-
We're here to help . . . .
See and Hear
on our Website
. . . . then if you would
like to you can. . . .
. . . . Try one Yourself
at Home and in Rehearsals . . . .
with Free Delivery anywhere
in the UK and Europe
Our Website is designed to give you the best possible Virtual Experience of choosing a Flugel Horn by seeing detailed high resolution photos of our Ray Farr Flugels and hearing how beautiful the Sound and equally so how exacting the Intonation is too, as played by one of our Worldwide Ray Farr Flugel Family Members, Jack Deal with the US Champion Section Band Atlantic Brass in Peter Graham's "Meditation".
But of course trying one in the comfort of your own Home and at Band is the best test of all . . . .
If you're impressed so far and would like to try a Ray Farr Flugel on 2 Weeks' Approval at Home and Band to see and hear for yourself, you're more than welcome. It's a facility that is used by all our Customers and is always commented on as being the best way to try an instrument - Just click HERE
Here are a few Comments
from our valued customers talking about their
new Ray Farr Flugels. . . . . . .
Dylan Taylor - Bolton (2022)
What a Stunning Instrument, Stunning Sound and Stunning Service. Chris was exceptionally helpful and reassuring in all the questions I asked during the buying process.The company cannot do enough to help you and answered all questions as soon as they could (unless they were flying to deliver one) A pleasure to deal with from all sides. To sum it up, playing a Ray Farr flugelhorn is a bit like Galaxy Chocolate……Velvet, Silky and smooth. (Purchased within the 1st week of the 2 Week Approval)
Gary MacWilliams - Newark (2022)
Took delivery of a rose copper 6" bell traditional flugel in lacquer last week and instantaneously fell in love with its sound, projection, ease of blowing and impressive engineering. Didn't need the full 2 week approval they offer and a few days of playing it convinced me. Highly recommended.
Dan Wright - London (2022)
I won't beat about the bush, it's fantastic!! I tried a seven-inch bell signature flugelhorn with a rose copper bell in lacquer on their 2 weeks approval and after just three days of trying it at home and one in the band (where other players said what are you playing your sound has improved fantastically!!) I was sold on it. Thank you lots, instrument and service are amazing.
Angela Smith - Brighton (2022)
I first came across the Ray Farr Flugel when I visited the workshop to buy a trombone that Chris was selling for a friend. I was instantly smitten. A bit of fierce negotiation later…well not really, Chris was prepared to do a great price in person…I ordered a Ray Farr Signature Flugel / 7 inch bell / Gold Plate.
It took around a month to make and Chris delivered it in person!! a couple of days later. What a wonderful service. We played some music together so that I could get a feel for the new Flugel and compare it against my Courtois - both are small bore large bell designs. Again I was bowled over, the Ray Farr seemed to play itself; confident in the lower registers and able to soar almost effortlessly.
Whilst Chris offers a super trial period, I was instantly convinced. A month later it has become my main flugel. In summary, Chris is lovely, Great service, fabulous Flugel.
Dawn Sellors - Sheffield (2022)
I’m really enjoying playing the Ray Farr flugel. The value in this flugelhorn is amazing, and when you consider the whole package of items, warranty and customer service, it really is quite unbelievable. It’s incredibly responsive and in just a couple of weeks it’s feeling really comfortable. I thought after playing the same instrument for 15 years that I’d find it would take me much longer to adjust, but after one week I knew it was going to be a good fit. I couldn’t recommend the instrument or Chris any more highly.
Bridget Barnes - Manchester (2022)
"Beyond over the moon with my fantastic Ray Farr flugelhorn and the service" says it all!!
Charlotte Behan - Sheffield (2022)
This is the first instrument I have ever owned, previously I have just borrowed from whichever band I have been playing with. Chris made the process so easy and explained everything that was happening. I got updates as to how far he was in building it which was very exciting! I love the fact that you choose your own serial number, it is something so small but something so meaningful!
It was also lovely to know that my flugel was safe when being delivered due to the personal delivery service which is provided. It was great to meet Chris after being in correspondence and it meant that he could show me all the bits and bobs to my flugel! I couldn't have asked for more in regards to the service I received from start to finish.
The flugel itself is absolutely stunning! It plays beautifully and is a joy to play! There really isn't much more to say! It is just truly wonderful! I can't thank Chris and the guys at Ray Farr Flugels enough for the entire process and the beautiful instrument which I am extremely proud to own.
Jake - Leeds (who had a Ray Farr Flugel on 2 Weeks' Approval and took it to 3 Music Shops to compare with other Flugels - Jake bought a Ray Farr Flugel) (2021)
The Flugel's sounding great, thanks very much! You can use this for my review:
Great sounding Flugel and excellent service. Would highly recommend!
Denise - Bryn, Wigan (2021)
I first contacted Chris over a weekend as I had been thinking for sometime about trying the Ray Farr Flugel, he was very quick to respond and answer any questions I had. I had a Flugel to part exchange and was given a good price for it so went ahead with the 2 week trial. I made my mind up after a few days, the Flugel is not only stunning to look at but stunning to play it gives a fantastic deep and full sound just what you want in a Flugel. I would highly recommend the Ray Farr Flugel and must say the customer service from Chris was fantastic he kept in contact with updates nearly every day and hand delivered the Flugel just a week after ordering it, beautiful instrument and great customer service, thanks Chris"
Dave - York, North Yorkshire (2021)
Currently at a contest. Not playing but just enjoying every minute of contest and concert music and fun. Even happier as I just treated myself to a new flugelhorn! I tried as many as I could yesterday afternoon and this morning on the stands here as there are loads of instruments to choose from but trying a Ray Farr one at home for two weeks seemed the best idea so I could really give it wellie. Tuning the best I've ever known in a flugelhorn, easy blowing and a big sound when you want it. The most responsive instrument ever and thank you guys! A fabulous looker too!!
Giles - Markinch, Fife (2021)
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 (2021)
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 (2021)
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 (2021)
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 (2021)
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 and a BIG BIG Thank you!
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RAY FARR FLUGELS
Chris Evans interviewing Chris Waters,
the Ray Farr Flugel co-designer with Ray on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show.
by a member of the
Ray Farr Flugel Horn Staff
anywhere in the UK & Europe!
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Ray Farr Flugels have eighty-eight
component parts and
Every Part and the entire Instrument is
Guaranteed for Three Years
Also Guaranteed for Three Years
is the high-quality Craftsmanship
- very few manufacturers
Three Year Plating Guarantee
ANNEALING THE BELL
To help create the best possible sounding Bell, the Ray Farr Flugel Bells are Annealed to remove all the stresses and work-hardening that occurs during the very physical work of hand-hammering and spun-formed on the mandrel.
Here's how we do it . . . .
Zoe from Black Dyke
. . . . 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”
In 2013, Black Dyke’s flugel horn player, Zoe Hancock took time out of her busy pre-European rehearsal schedule when she was with Dyke to test and review the Ray Farr Signature Flugel, and discovered an instrument with terrific intonation and sound projection . . . . . . . .
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 now had the instrument for three weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed playing this unique, amazing flugel.
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 has a good tone in all 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.
The designers Chris Waters and Ray Farr have changed the design of the instrument. The valve case is now the same side of the bell as a cornet. The bell is 7" in diameter (unlike the traditional 6"), which is great for amplifying the sound and the valves are great too, really slick and fast. The instrument is very well made and strong by design, enabling forceful mute twisting insertion / withdrawal.
A very good instrument and 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
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& THROUGHOUT EUROPE
£80 DELIVERY REST OF THE WORLD
Welcome to the Ray Farr Flugels Website
Key design features are our specially designed Conical Flared 6" or 7" Diameter Rimmed Bell made on our own Mandrels, Our unique Copper/Zinc alloy and annealing process all combine to produce Bells that resonate properly, giving the best sound and projection. 6" Bell for that Traditional Flugel Sound and the 7" Bell for a Larger Sound with even Greater Projection.
These very important features help to produce our 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 are of course all built differently so we've designed the right-hand Finger hook to be fully adjustable both radially and laterally in any direction to enable 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.
In November 2021, Jake from Leeds, having graduated from Leeds College of Music wanted to treat himself to a Flugel. He had a Ray Farr Flugel on two weeks' approval and said that of course he wanted to buy the right Flugel for him so would be visiting three other Music Shops to try as many different Flugels as he could to compare them all . . . . . . . . Jake chose a Ray Farr Flugel.
We manufacture in Southern England and sell Direct
at 30% Discount Factory Outlet Prices
via this Website and through our
knowledgeable Worldwide Agents
and the wonderful
Band Supplies (Glasgow)
Click below for details . . . .
. . . . or Call Chris on 07803 - 386550
. . . . or you can click here go to our
for Sales Representatives
in your Worldwide area.
2 WEEKS' APPROVAL
ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
Would you like to try one without obligation? . . . .
FREE DELIVERY IN THE UK & THROUGHOUT EUROPE
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THE ALL IMPORTANT PROTECTION
7" BELL "SIGNATURE"
7" BELL "TRADITIONAL"
Included in the Direct from the Factory Discount Price for each Ray Farr 7" diameter Bell Signature Model Flugel or 7" Bell diameter Traditional Model Flugel is a fully protective TOM & WILL Flugel Gigbag, finished in exceptionally strong Blue Cordura with Black Trim, providing the best padded support for the entire instrument. The Gigbag has a soft, very comfortable Handle, a wide Shoulder Strap, two Accessory Compartments, rugged Zips and adjustable Back-Pack style Straps.
Apart from being able to keep your lovely precious Flugel close to you on the Band Coach (and as far away from BBb's as possible!), it is also 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 suitcases crushing it.
THE ALL IMPORTANT PROTECTION
6" BELL "TRADITIONAL" MODEL FLUGEL
Included in the Direct from the Factory Discount Price for each Ray Farr 6"
diameter Bell "Traditional" Flugel is this very protective and ease of carrying case;
or in this case, just conveniently
4 ways to transport your valuable Flugel;
Extending Handle with Wheels,
more Handles on one end and on the side,
plus two Back Straps so the
Case can be carried like a
Back-Pack as well.
This Case is available to purchase separately and fits all models of
YAMAHA, BACH & ECLIPSE Flugels
Click HERE for our Discount Price