The sound of the flugel horn has been described as halfway between a trumpet and a French horn.
All models in the Odyssey range of high quality brass band and orchestral instruments have been meticulously designed down to the finest details by Peter Pollard. It’s hardly surprising that, with over 50 years experience and having listened to the ‘wants’ of countless high profile musicians, this master craftsman is one of the most sought after custom brass and woodwind builders in the world.
The attractive price tag, bore size (11mm/0.43") and the smooth operation of the stainless steel pistons and the 11mm/0.43" diameter bore size are just a few of the features that have made the exquisite, silver plated, brass bodied, rose brass bell and leadpipe of the Odyssey Premiere Bb Flugel Horn a favourite with musicians around the world.
The bore size alone combines the best of projection volume and air flow, delivering an abundance of signature flugel horn sounds with exceptional tonal qualities. With a silver plated rose brass bell (152mm/6" diameter) and lead pipe, gold lacquered tuning slides, three water keys, 3rd slide throw and stainless steel valves, the silver plated Odyssey Premiere Bb Flugel Horn is a real eye catcher without doubt, but it’s also the performance to cost ratio that makes this beautiful Bb flugel horn a winner.
Luxurious appointments also include a Denis Wick mouthpiece, regarded by musicians as arguably the world's finest, hand-built to an extremely high standard. With meticulous attention paid to the mouthpiece rim for comfort and consistency, the sound is honey sweet with the flagship darker tone the flugel horn is known for, tones that are unique among brass instruments and play a major role within orchestras, jazz and brass bands.
Players from students to seriously professional musicians have commented on the excellent response, superb intonation and the high quality materials chosen in the construction.
“When I started to play the instrument for the first time, the first thing that struck me was how easy-blowing it was right through the range and with a beautiful mellow tone.” Mike Eccles.
The response, intonation and all around performance of the Odyssey Premiere Bb Flugel Horn, coupled with the high quality materials, make this an ideal instrument for the first time player, teacher, or the most experienced musician.
As a company producing some of the world’s finest brasswind instruments, Odyssey recognise the fact that protection whilst travelling with a delicate instrument is paramount. To ensure players can maintain a high standard with this instrument, Odyssey has included gloves and a cleaning cloth, whilst a plush lined, robust zero-gravity ‘back pack’ hard foam, canvas covered case with shoulder straps, takes all the worry out of commuting with such a delicate instrument.
- Silver-plated brass body
- Silver-plated rose brass lead pipe and bell
- 3rd slide throw
- Three water keys
- Stainless steel pistons
- Denis Wick mouthpiece 5884-4BFL
- Bell diameter: 152mm/6"
- Bore size: 11mm/0.43"
- Zero-gravity ‘backpack’ hard foam, plush lined, canvas covered case with shoulder straps
- Accessories: Gloves, cleaning cloth
Taking proper care of your instrument will also help you produce the best sound quality possible and Odyssey recommend BG brand accessories.
Odyssey Brasswind is designed and created by UK Master Craftsman Peter Pollard and the UK Odyssey design team.
Exceptional instruments for students and advanced players. Odyssey Brasswind has been painstakingly designed by British Master Craftsman Peter Pollard, one of the most sought after custom brass and woodwind builders in the world to produce instruments of breath-taking quality. More...