Antoine Courtois Paris AC159R Reference Bb Flugelhorn Lacquer

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Reference is the Jazz series of Antoine Courtois flugelhorns. The series is defined by the thinness of the bell, which allows the instrument to naturally produce a soft and highly adjustable sound.Trigger 3rd valveDirect air column‹² bore: 10,50 (.413")Gold brass one seamed hand-made bell and main branch3 waterkeysB1 1/2C Antoine Courtois mouthpieceFinishes: lacquer or silver platedDeluxe caseSince 1879The Antoine Courtois brand exemplifies high-end brass manufacturing for symphony orchestras. The beauty of its instruments has distinguished Antoine Courtois from other brands for over 2 centuries.Currently located in Amboise, the company was initially founded in Paris in 1803 though the Courtois family had been manufacturing early cavalry trumpets since 1789. To this day Antoine Courtois is the only company capable of building an original saxhorn, a highly sought after instrument for interpreting works of the 19th century. While perpetuating its traditional manufacturing ways, Antoine Courtois´ know-how has greatly innovated through time as it has opened up to other musical styles and sounds.Antoine Courtois embodies the French elegance which so many musicians and conductors seek. The instruments are appreciated above all for their generous freedom of expression. The warm and colorful sound of Antoine Courtois trombones, trumpets, flugle and sax horns perfectly meet the demands of musicians interpreting classical repertoires and famous works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn etc.