This is a professional flugelhorn built by Kanstul Musical Instruments, in Anaheim, California. Its deign is based on the classic Benge flugelhorn, first built in Chicago, then later built in Los Angeles under the hand of Zig Kanstul. The original Benge design was to be an improved flugel similar to the French Besson, so this Kanstul shares that lineage as well.
Made in the classic French small-bore style, this flugelhorn has a light, compact tone that is perfect as a solo instrument, yet is versatile enough to blend in with larger-bore flugels. A player can easily blend with an ensemble, and still provide that little extra "cut" when his voice needs to rise above the rest. The bottom-sprung valves offer a light touch and lightning fast response. Intonation is superb, while the trigger on the third valve slide makes small intonation adjustments easy. Its relaxed, easy playability makes it a natural "double" for trumpet players.
This fine flugelhorn features a no-nonsense traditional design with classic sound but with superb intonation. The Model 1025 Chicago is easy blowing, compact and light: perfect for solo- or section work. A triple gig bag is included.