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Beverly Music Company

Selmer Paris Flugelhorn 1965

Regular price $2,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,500.00 USD
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This Selmer Paris flugelhorn has the sweet vintage sound that is often imitated but rarely duplicated. The Selmer Paris flugelhorn with berliner valves was most famously used by Clark Terry and Chet Baker in the 50's and 60's. This flugelhorn features an incredibly rare valve configuration, in which the pistons are ported in-line, and the valve slides enter and exit on opposite sides of the piston. This configuration was eventually abandoned in favor of a more traditional piston design, making this version a true holy grail item for collectors. This particular instrument dates to 1965. 


This flugelhorn is in excellent condition. The lacquer appears to be original, and shows very little wear. There is some lacquer loss on the 3rd slide, and the 1st slide ferrule opposite the waterkey appears to have been resoldered at one point. The valves are in excellent condition for the age of the instrument, showing minor wear to the nickel plate. Valve action is fast and smooth with good compression. There are no signs of major repair, but there are a few minor dings and scratches in the bell, as if a previous owner wore a bracelet or watch while playing. This flugelhorn accepts a small morse taper (aka Bach flugelhorn shank). 




This flugelhorn has received a valve alignment by Beverly Music. Includes original Selmer Paris case.