The Yamaha YFH8315G Professional Flugel Horn is designed for warmth, projection, and versatility. This model from Yamaha's custom series is ideal for live performances or studio use, with a warm tone well-suited for blending into ensembles and a wide dynamic range allowing the expressive delivery of solos. Featuring a smaller bore width for a quick response and easy access to the higher registers, and a two-piece gold brass bell for a warm, dark, timbre, the YFH-8315G makes for an effortlessly responsive, fantastic sounding instrument.
A slick, clear-lacquered finish gives the flugelhorn a classic look, and the laser fused bell blows freely with rich, wide-ranging colour. Yamaha's long-established pedigree in the production of high-grade brass instruments and constant collaboration with pro horn players has helped them to produce an effortlessly playable, endlessly versatile flugelhorn - perfect for the musician seeking true expression.
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The small-bored construction offers the same mellow, characteristic flugelhorn sound, with a responsive dynamic range, and accessible upper register - and the beautiful clear lacquer finish gives the instrument a full, rich timbre. The gold brass two-piece bell has been laser-welded for an almost seamless bell with continuous, even vibrations. All of this comes together to produce an instrument with a beautiful, dark tonal quality, fantastic projection, and excellent blowing resistance.
Bob Malone - originally a horn player himself - opened a custom brass shop in Los Angeles 1983. His original leadpipe design was widely acclaimed and caused trumpeters at the time to throng his shop to have him customise their instruments personally. His designs now retain huge popularity amongst modern musicians due to their brilliant tone and projection.
After Malone joined Yamaha's Research and Development team in 2001, his leadpipe designs have made their way into a number of Custom series instruments and Xeno Artist models. Offering incredible responsiveness and intonation, this unique leadpipe design elevates the playability of the YFH-8315G enormously.
The Yamaha YFH-8315G features new pistons, caps, and buttons, crafted from durable Monel alloy. These new additions help to increase the model's lifespan as well as to improve the quality of sound and the playability. Hand-lapped pistons and slides ensure a perfect seal and help to achieve an improved response and intonation. Pressure-formed tubing guarantees perfectly rounded pipes, resulting in less turbulence and a smoother air flow - which allows for reduced resistance and easy access to higher registers.
The YFH-8315G comes included with a Yamaha FH-14F4 mouthpiece, and a professional-quality Yamaha instrument case. This sturdy construction is designed to protect your instrument from bangs and scrapes. Its compact size is perfectly suited for carry-on luggage, making it ideal for a musician on the move.