Ray Farr Signature Flugelhorn
Ray has been working with Chris Waters, over the last few years, designing a new flugelhorn with sensational results.
The design process for our flugelhorn on the basis that the world did not need another ordinary instrument- it needed something special. According to an extensive poll of highly respected musicians, what is desired, is an instrument that is easier to play (especially the high register), has a beautiful tone, and good intonation.
Combining all of Ray Farr’s experience and expertise, with that of designer Chris Water’s acoustic and mechanical engineering skills, enabled us to embark on a re-design of the flugelhorn; the magnitude of which had not been attempted since Adolphe Sax or Henry Distin.
A key design feature of the unique Ray Farr Signature Flugelhorn is the conical flair of its bell which amplifies the sound. The combination of the unique alloy used in the bell’s manufacture with ‘Random Mass’ design, rimless construction, ‘Bell Stayless’ and a lacquer-less finish, all combine to produce a world class instrument which countless musicians, who’ve tried it, consider to be the best flugelhorn they have ever played!
The Ray Farr Signature flugelhorn is produced in Bognor Regis, West Sussex by the company – County Instruments. Customer preferences, such as the choice of whether to incorporate a third valve trigger, can be accommodated during production. We manufacture to order and sell direct from the factory via our website.
The Ray Farr Signature Flugelhorn is not available from retail outlets.
THREE WEEKS’ APPROVAL ANYWHERE IN EUROPE
The only way to really appraise an instrument is in the environment with which the player is familiar – home and band practice. To make an instant decision in a shop after a short period does not offer a thorough examination of an instrument’s true potential. It is for this reason we offer three weeks’ approval.
To obtain more information contact Chris Waters at: