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RAY FAR "SIGNATURE" 

FLUGEL HORNS

with the Bell on the Left-hand side


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 or laterally adjustable Right-hand Finger Hook enables great comfort when playing, like holding a Cornet or a Trumpet and gives perfect balance.

The finish options are Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold Trim, or Clear Lacquer, or Bright Silver Plate throughout or 24 Carat Gold Plate throughout . . . . . . . .


Original "Signature" model in Bright Silver Plate with 24 Carat Gold Trim:-

Original "Signature" model in Clear Lacquer featuring the Rose-copper Bell & Main Bow:-


Original "Signature" model in Bright Silver Plate throughout:-


Original "Signature" model in 24 Carat Gold Plate throughout:-


GREAT

BRITISH INSTRUMENTS

played throughout the World



See and Hear 

the Ray Farr Flugels

Our Website is designed to give you the best experience in choosing a Flugel Horn by seeing high resolution photos of our Ray Farr Flugels and hearing how beautiful the Sound is, how the exacting Intonation is as played by one of our Worldwide Ray Farr Flugel Family Members, Jack Deal in Peter Graham's "Meditation". If you're impressed and would like to try an instruments on 2 Weeks' Approval at home to see and hear for yourself, you're more than welcome.

Here is the complete performance of "Meditation" by Peter Graham beautifully played by JACK DEAL (Flugel Horn) and JOE SINO (Baritone) with The Atlantic Brass Band from their latest CD "METROPOLIS".  A fabulously high quality CD well worthwhile adding to your collection . . . .

http://www.atlanticbrassband.org/

We are honoured and privileged to have Jack playing his Ray Farr Flugel as part of our worldwide Ray Farr Flugel family; a Brass Band family that stretches to the four corners of the globe.

Click HERE to see our 7" Bell Traditional Flugels


Click HERE to see our 6" Bell Traditional Flugels



CUSTOMER COMMENTS

Here are a few recent Comments 

from our valued customers talking about their 

new Ray Farr Flugels. . . . . . . .


Jake - Leeds (who had a Ray Farr Flugel on 2  Weeks' Approval and took it to 3 Music Shops to compare with other Flugels - and bought a Ray Farr Flugel)

The Flugel's sounding great, thanks very much!   You can use this for my review:

Great sounding Flugel and excellent service from Chris. Would highly recommend!


Denise - Bryn, Wigan

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

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

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 and a BIG BIG Thank you!

 

TRY ONE FOR YOURSELF on our 

TWO WEEK APPROVAL PERIOD 

with FREE DELIVERY ANYWHERE 

in the UK & EUROPE

for details Click Here


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 30% off Discount Price too! 

Click our PART-EXCHANGE PAGE

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25% New Product Launch Discount 

through to 28th February 2017

RAY FARR FLUGELS

on the 

C​HRIS EVANS

BREAKFAST SHOW!!!!

Chris Evans interviewing Chris Waters,

the Ray Farr Flugel designer on the

Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

FREE 

PERSONAL DELIVERY

by a member of the 

Ray Farr Flugel Horn Staff 

anywhere in the UK !

TRY ONE ON

2 WEEKS' APPROVAL

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

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WARRANTY

Ray Farr Signature Flugels have eighty-eight component parts and 

Every Part and the entire Instrument 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

ANNEALING THE BELL

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 . . . .

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”


Black Dyke’s ex-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.


INTONATION

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.


DESIGN

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.


OVERALL

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


FREE DELIVERY IN THE UK 

& THROUGHOUT EUROPE

and just

£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, unique Copper/Zinc alloy and annealing all combine to allow the Bell to resonate properly, giving the best sound and projection. 


These very important features 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 are of course all built differently so we've designed the right-hand Finger hook to be fully adjustable radially and laterally in any direction t 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.


Zoe from Black Dyke in 2013 having tried the Flugel for several weeks said in a British Bandsman article about the Ray Farr Signature Flugel The intonation is the best that I have ever played, which I feel the other leading Flugels haven’t mastered yet” and sums the instrument up, resulting in the success we’re having throughout the UK, Europe, the USA, Japan and being very much in demand in Norway where Ray lives.


All Ray Farr Flugel Horns, Signature and Traditional design  are produced in Hampshire by Chris Waters (Co Designer and Lead Engineer) and specialist engineers, Barney, Gary and Mac, supported by Sybil in the office. We’re responsible for component part design, manufacturing, machining, engraving, assembling, electro-plating, finishing and detailed engineering and acoustic inspection at every stage, ensuring the the production of the finest Flugel Horns.


In November this year, 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 other Flugels as he could to compare them all . . . . . . . . Jake chose a Ray Farr Flugel.



We manufacture in Hampshire 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  . . . . 


FACTORY DIRECT PRICES 

. . . . or Call Chris on 07803 - 386550

 

. . . . or you can click here go to our 

CONTACT PAGE 

for Sales Representatives 

in your Worldwide area.



2 WEEKS' APPROVAL 

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

Would you like to try one without obligation? . . . . 

As we all know, the only way to really appraise an instrument is of course to try it in the environment which the player is familiar – home, band practice and concerts/gigs and contests. To make an instant decision at a Trade Stand after ten or fifteen minutes does not allow enough playing time to appreciate any instrument properly. 
 
Given the major advances in ease of blowing, exacting intonation and sound projection of the Ray Farr Flugel, two weeks approval gives you the opportunity to establish its' true potential in band/ensemble and solo playing for you and it's why we offer two weeks' approval throughout the world. 
 
How to try a Ray Farr Signature Flugel on Two Weeks' Approval  . . . .
Simply e-mail or 'phone to say you would like to try one and we build it to your specification of plating, or click TRY A FLUGEL ON 2 WEEKS' APPROVAL and book your without obligation approval there.


You pay a £700 deposit and we personally deliver the instrument to you so you can try it in all your playing environments for two weeks. If you like it, you then pay the balance and if not, simply return the instrument and we refund your £700 deposit. 


Lead-time to make a Flugel is currently about three weeks.

 
As an example, Douglas Berry of the New York Salvation Army Staff Band tried his Ray Farr Flugel this way and then purchased it. Richard Arrowsmith with Kirkby Stephen Silver Band took just three hours!


FREE DELIVERY IN THE UK & THROUGHOUT EUROPE

£80 FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD
Free delivery anywhere in the UK and throughout Europe is a big feature of our service, with just a £80 delivery cost for the rest of the World.  We’ve delivered throughout the UK, to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland and as far as the USA, Australia and Japan.


THE FINALÉ
Thanks for visiting. If you’d like to try a Ray Farr Signature Flugel, we'd be delighted to provide you with our fine service, worldwide. If you would like more information or to chat about the instruments, please do not hesitate to contact us; we’re here to help! If your call goes to messaging, we’ll call you back soonest.


Chris Waters 

(Lead Engineer & Co Designer with Ray)

07803 - 386550 (Click to Call)





THE ALL IMPORTANT

PROTECTION

Included in the Direct from the Factory Discount Price for each Ray Farr Signature or 7" Bell Traditional  Flugel is 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.





Included in the Direct from the Factory Discount Price for each Ray Farr 6" Bell "Traditional" Flugel is this very protective and ease of carrying case;

or in this case, just conveniently 

pulling along!


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.


Also available to purchase separately

and fits all models of

YAMAHA Flugels


Click HERE for our Discount Price 

and details