Rare USED Van Laar OIRAM Fresu Bb Flugelhorn Raw Brass w/Reeves Alignment

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Used Van Laar OIRAM Fresu Bb Flugelhorn

We don't see too many used Van Laar flugelhorns pop up and especially not in this condition. This raw brass OIRAM Fresu flugelhorn is in excellent condition. Other than a few minor surface scratches, this flugelhorn is structurally perfect. The valves are tight and smooth and this horn plays just as you would expect from Van Laar -- superb intonation, fluid response, and a rich, buttery sound.

Like the OIRAM trumpet, the OIRAM flugelhorn was designed by the Belgian architect Mario Garzaniti. It is constructed with a very large bell, a heavy valve unit and curved slides, which guarantee very light wind resistance. The sound in the middle register is cloudy and smoky, but it can be augmented to achieve great power in the top register.

  • Bore: 10.5 mm (0,413″)
  • Heavy weight valves
  • One-piece hand-hammered bell
  • Bell material: gold brass
  • Bell diameter: 160 mm (6,299″)
  • Reeves Valve Alignment

        Each flugelhorn is handcrafted in Margraten, Netherlands at the Van Laar factory. 

        This instrument comes without a case.