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Courtois 156-R Flugel Horn
The Antoine Courtois 156-R Flugel Horn offers players a full, dark sound with rich colours through its authentic French design and influences.
With its small bore, large bell, and 4 valve design, the model 156-R flugelhorn has the perfect depth and capacity in the lower register, which is very helpful as both a soloist and ensemble player. The 4th valve extends the chromatic range of the 156-R to pedal C and beyond. The 4 valve flugel has been used extensively by Courtois artist Sergei Nakariakov.
Antoine Courtois employs incredible quality and experience of brass instrument making with over 200 years of history in manufacturing.
Bore: .413″/10.50 mm
Bell: Hand-hammered, gold brass, 6.69″/170 mm
Valves: 4 top sprung hand-lapped monel pistons
Waterkeys: 2 lever-style, forged
Finish: Silver plate
- 4 valves (extended low range)
- Vertical valve slides
- Direct air column through valve block
- 1st valve trigger
- Deluxe hard wood case
- Micro-fiber cloth
- Valve oil
Originally started by his father in 1789, Antoine Courtois (1770-1855) moved his workshops to 21 rue du Caire in 1803. Included among his instruments of this era were semi circular trumpets sounding similar to the horn, slide trombones, flugelhorns with keys, horns and a few ophicleides.
By the 1850s Courtois were working with Jean-Baptiste Arban and in 1878 the Antoine Courtois business won the gold medal at the Universal exhibition in Paris for the quality of their instruments “of an excellent workmanship and impeccable accuracy.
Today Courtois produce the finest quality flugels, trombones and saxhorns.