Couesnon for Elkhart 5V F Alto Flugelhorn Serial #3704


Nice Mellow Tone



This Couesnon for Elkhart 5V F alto flugelhorn is in very good condition.  It has 85-90% of its lacquered finish remaining and is a beautiful horn! It is in great shape with almost no dents or dings to speak of. Someone has done some work on this to remove some dents and did a very nice job. It looks like when they re-soldered braces and such to put the horn back together after removing dents they did some spot re-lacquering. Please see pictures for details.  The serial number on the horn is “3704”. The engraving on the bell reads “Elkhart” with “F” engraved on the second valve casing opposite of the serial number and “5V” on the mouthpiece receiver.  All of the tuning slides are easily pulled and have a good bit of pop to them when you pull them out! We used a trumpet mouthpiece to test play the horn and a mouthpiece is not included. It comes in a good used condition case. It plays wonderfully up and down with a nice rich mellow tone just like you would expect a flugelhorn to have. This does play in the key of F. From what we can find online this is manufactured by Couesnon for the Elkhart label. Virtually identical to the Couesnon alto flugelhorn used by Maynard Ferguson, and the same instrument that jazz artist and composer Mark Isham has used.

Additional Information:
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good to excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in very good playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 85-90% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose.
Lead Pipe Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Almost no dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Elkhart (on the bell) F (on the second valve casing opposite side of the serial number) 5V (on the mouthpiece receiver).
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Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 12 × 12 in