RAY FARR Signature
FLUGEL HORNS -
made just for you
played throughout the World
Here are a few recent Comments
from our valued customers talking about their
new Ray Farr Signature Flugels. . . . . . . .
Giles - Markinch, Fife
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
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
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
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
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!!
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See and hear the Ray Farr Signature Flugel
played by Jack Deal and The Atlantic Brass Band (US 2017 National Champions) in an excerpt of Peter Graham's "Meditation" - stunning playing
. . . . and hear the complete performance
conducted by Salvatore A. Scarpa with two of their star musicians JACK DEAL (Flugelhorn) and JOE SINO (Baritone) playing "Meditation" by Peter Graham on the Band’s latest CD "METROPOLIS".
A high quality CD well worthwhile
adding to your collection
Yes, we take Part-exchanges!!
Just to let you know that we take part-exchanges if you wanted to px - we're generous on price and you still get the 25% off Discount Price too! Click our Part-exchange Page
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We are honoured and privileged to have Jack as part of our worldwide
Ray Farr Signature Flugel family, a family that stretches to the four corners of the globe.
RAY FARR FLUGELS
on the CHRIS EVANS
Chris Evans interviewing Chris Waters, the Ray Farr Flugel designer on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show last year.
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25% New Product Launch Discount
through to 28th February 2017
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ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
ANNEALING THE BELL SECTION
To help create the best possible sounding Bell, the Ray Farr Signature Flugel Bell is Annealed to remove all the stresses and work-hardening that occurs during this very physical work, having been been hand-hammered and spun-formed on the mandrel. Here's how we do it . . . .
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Ray Farr Signature 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 guarantee.
from Black Dyke
from 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”
Black Dyke’s flugel horn player, Zoe Hancock, took time out of her busy pre-European rehearsal schedule to test the new Ray Farr Signature Flugel, and discovered an instrument with terrific intonation . . . . . . . .
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 had the instrument for three weeks now and have thoroughly enjoyed having a blow on this unique, redesigned 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 does have a good tone, especially in the lower and middle 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 in the middle and lower registers.
The designer, Chris Waters, has changed the design of the instrument. The valve case is now the same side of the bell as a cornet. The size of the bell is a lot larger than most flugel horns, which is great for amplifying the sound, and the valves are great too, really slick and fast. The instrument is also Bell Stayless - a strong tapered ferrule enabling both ends of the main bow and bell to butt totally, proving the strongest of joints that enables forceful mute twisting insertion / withdrawal.
A very good instrument and a 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
PRICES & DISCOUNTS
. . . . in Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold Trim:-
Body and Bell in Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold plated Slide Bows, Valve Tops/Bottoms,
Heavy Bottom Cap, Finger Tops, Waterkeys, Screws,
3rd Valve Trigger Assembly and Two Shanks RRP £2,790
25% Discount £2,092
. . . . in Bright Silver Plate throughout:-
Body and Bell in Bright Silver Plate throughout RRP £2,790
25% Discount £2,092
. . . . with our Rose Copper Bell and Nickel-silver Trim:-
Body and Bell finished in Clear Lacquer with Nickel-plated Outer-slide Legs, Valve Tops/Bottoms,
Heavy Bottom Cap, Finger Tops, Waterkeys, Screws, 3rd Valve Trigger Assembly and Two Shanks RRP £2,940
25% Discount £2,205
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Lazer Engraving & CNC Machining
Each instrument is Lazer Engraved
Welcome to the Ray Farr Flugels Website
Key design features are the specially designed Conical Flair and Diameter of the Bell, the unique Copper and Zinc alloy used in the Bell's manufacture with its Random Mass plus options of a Bell with a Rim or a Rimless Bell and finally its unique Minimal Bell-stay construction; an extremely strong construction allowing the Bell to resonate properly, giving the best sound and projection.
These very important features combine to produce this 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 all built differently so we've designed the right-hand Finger hook to be fully adjustable in any direction for the most comfortable playing position.
THE ALL IMPORTANT
Each Ray Farr Signature Flugel comes with a very protective GEWA Prestige Flugel Gigbag, finished in black Cordura with red trim, strong padded support for the Bell, soft handle, magnetic catch, wide shoulder strap, attached Accessory pocket, adjustable deluxe rucksack straps and a section for Music.
It is 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 damage.