Vintage Benge LA 3 Resno-Tempered Flugelhorn
We are pleased to offer for sale this vintage Benge LA 3 silver flugelhorn. It is in exceptional condition with a few shallow dents at the bell bow which could probably be removed by your favorite tech if they bother you. No sign of repairs or bell damage. No plating wear, all tuning slides free, valves in excellent condition with very little wear, new water key corks. Kanstul-designed and made while he was still at the factory, with the Resno-Tempered one-piece bell. Plays with a rich, moderately warm tone with good projection--not quite as “big” as the #5 bell, but also without all the intonation problems. Quite reminiscent of the Couesnons I have owned, in fact. S/n 177XX puts it at 1976. Comes in a $200 ProTec double case. This example sold in Dec 2021 for $1,599.