The flugelhorn has conical bore that’s made it one of the saxhorn family.
It can be called soprano saxhorn.
New heavy blank out on December
Available in 24K gold plated, silver plated or raw brass.
Even if the instrument makers adopted a common standard for the receiver, the diameter and the conicity of the receiver vary from one manufacturer to another for the flugelhorn.
There exist 4 principal cone types of hafting:
- The Couesnon Flugelhorn mouthpiece shank (cylindrical)
Engraved : « French Shank »
- The standard Flugelhorn mouthpiece shank (large Morse taper)
Engraved: « Standard Shank »
Adopted by Yamaha, Getzen, Benge, Blessing, Holton, Callet, Zeus and others American manufacturers.
- The Bach Flugelhorn mouthpiece shank (small Morse taper)
Engraved: « Bach Shank »
Adopted by Bach, Courtois, Selmer, Besson, new Couesnon, Leblanc and others European manufacturers.
- Trumpet shanked Flugelhorn (exceedingly rare)
Engraved: « Trumpet Shank »
The Medium Flugelhorn mouthpiece shank (medium Morse taper)
Adaptable on all modern flugelhorn, a shank half away between “Standard” & “Bach” shank