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Courtois 159-R Reference Flugel Horn
The Antoine Courtois 159-R Reference Flugel Horn offers players a full, dark sound with rich colors and a more focused feel through its authentic French design and influences.
With its compact bell and bore, the model 159R gets a warm, yet focused sound, which is ideal for soloists and commercial section playing.
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, 5.98″ / 152 mm
Valves: 3 Top sprung hand-lapped monel pistons
Finish: Clear lacquer (also available silver-plated)
- Vertical valve slides
- Direct air column through valve block
- 3rd valve slide trigger
- Deluxe hard wood case
- Micro-fibre 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.