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Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn

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Wonderful, mellifluous flugelhorn.

The Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn offers a rich full sound and great intonation. This AAFG-103F Series features vertical valve slides with a 3rd valve slide trigger and a Rose brass bell for a warm, rich sound. The Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn includes a case and mouthpiece and is available in lacquer (AAFG-103F) finish. It has a sweet, dark tone and plays beautifully. Flugelhorns in general not being a student instrument at all, this design is aimed at the discriminating player who isn't motivated to invest the two thousand dollars or more that a professional level flugelhorn typically costs.

To merit the Allora name, an instrument must first meet exacting standards for intonation, comfort and mechanical reliability. The end result is an instrument that not only sounds beautiful but can withstand the rigors of those first few band years.

FEATURES
Key:  Bb
Bore: .459-inch
Leadpipe: Standard
Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass
Bell: 6-inch
Bell Material: Rose Brass
Valves: Nickel Piston (3)
1st Valve Slide Adjustment: N/A
3rd Valve Slide Adjustment: Trigger
Features: Vertical Valve Slides; Rose Brass Bell
Case: Yes
Mouthpiece: Yes
Finish: Lacquer
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AlloraAAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Inexpensive alternative

Picked up this horn to do 4-5 tunes a night. For the price it is a great value. Plays in tune, nice sound and valves are fine. Nice round sound. Would...Read complete review

Picked up this horn to do 4-5 tunes a night. For the price it is a great value. Plays in tune, nice sound and valves are fine. Nice round sound. Would recommend to any pro looking to play a few small group tunes or for the occasional big band gig.

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Good student horn.

As a come back trumpeter after many years of lay off, I bought this on sale after I was very favourably impressed with the AATR-125 trumpet. This horn is a good student...Read complete review

As a come back trumpeter after many years of lay off, I bought this on sale after I was very favourably impressed with the AATR-125 trumpet. This horn is a good student horn, but I don't think the valves are of the same quality as the intermediate trumpet. It gets a good tone and good intonation with a Blessing 3FL mouthpiece. The valves are a little sluggish and noisy, 2nd valve is sometimes especially clanky so I fiddle with it to make it a little quieter, but for the sale price, it is acceptable to me to practice occasionally while trumpet is my main instrument.

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5.0

aafg-103 flugelhorn

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from Oak View, Ca

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Comments about Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn:

I have done a review on the Flugelhon

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

AAFG-103Bb Flugelhorn

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from Oak View, Ca

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Comments about Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn:

I really like this flugelhorn. It has such a rich tone in the low register compared to my trumpet. I do have an intermediate trumpet, but it cost twice what I paid fpr this horn and the valves are more responsive and I love the 3 spit valves and the way you can lock and unlock the mouthpiece. And the slide for the low notes is awesome. It makes my trumpet not only look bad, but it out performs it completely. I must admit I would probably not know how to act with an expensive trumpet or flugelhorn, but I am pleasantly impressed.

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5.0

Amazing horn for the money!

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from Alberta

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Pros

  • Intonation
  • Smooth Tone
  • Value

Cons

  • Case doesn't have much room for anything else

Best Uses

  • Doubling

Comments about Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn:

I'm an amateur (French) horn and trombone player with an interest in all things brass. When I found this flugel, I did some research and decided to risk purchasing an instrument before trying it. I was not disappointed! This horn has a smooth tone, quick valves, and looks amazing; even as an alto/tenor brass player I found myself feeling at home after only a few days with the instrument. I decided to take this with me to a rehearsal I had with a local professional trumpeter and let him try it. He did not believe the price tag! He even commented that the mouthpiece was "passable"--although, he still preferred his custom mp, of course! If you have any desire to own a flugelhorn, especially as an amateur or non-trumpeter, I believe this horn offers the best value!

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5.0

GREAT PRODUCT!

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from Vineland, NJ

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Pros

  • Nicely built
  • Very cheap
  • Very well tone
  • Well working 3rd trigger

Cons

  • Stuffy mouthpiece

Best Uses

  • Intermediate student
  • Occasional Gig
  • Student

Comments about Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn:

This product is great for the player that doesn't have to use flugelhorn to much in their playing, and even if you did it works nicely! Though beware you might need a new mouthpiece as the one provided is a bit airy and stuffy.

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5.0

I am very pleased with this instrument.

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from Fort Worth, Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn:

I'll also use this horn for a softer version of the trumpet solos I play in church. I did not see the need for a fluegelhorn that costs four times as much, unless it were to become my main instrument. I have been using a Rudy Muck mouthpiece for more than 40 years, so I did have to replace the stock mouthpiece that came with the horn. I think the horn's carrying case is a bit fragile, but I'm not on the road anymore.
Bottom line: this is exactly what I needed for my situation... a trumpet player who doubles fluegelhorn maybe 3 or 4 times per gig. It is not a toy... but it is a joy.

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3.0

OK, but not professional grade

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from New Port Richey, FL

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Pros

    Cons

    • Cheaply made
    • Too bright of a sound
    • Very resistent

    Best Uses

      Comments about Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn:

      No comment

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      4.0

      Flugelhorn excellent--case not so much

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      from Massachusetts

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      Comments about Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn:

      I am very pleased with the tone of the flugelhorn. I am disappointed that the case of my horn was cracked, as mentioned in several other reviews. Luckily the horn was not damaged. I have bought two Allora saxophones and the cases for those seem much stronger.

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      • No
       
      3.0

      Good student horn.

      By 

      from Houston, Texas

      Comments about Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn:

      As a come back trumpeter after many years of lay off, I bought this on sale after I was very favourably impressed with the AATR-125 trumpet. This horn is a good student horn, but I don't think the valves are of the same quality as the intermediate trumpet. It gets a good tone and good intonation with a Blessing 3FL mouthpiece. The valves are a little sluggish and noisy, 2nd valve is sometimes especially clanky so I fiddle with it to make it a little quieter, but for the sale price, it is acceptable to me to practice occasionally while trumpet is my main instrument.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Student or Semi-pro Horn

      By 

      from Illinois

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Tone
      • Great Finish
      • Great Price
      • Plays In Tune

      Cons

      • No Parts Available

      Best Uses

        Comments about Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn:

        Several years ago we bought a Barrington flugel for my wife. It is just like the Allora in every respect except the valve guides are a different design. We bought the Allora because the Barrington valve guides wore down, allowing the valves to rotate in the sleeves, and we couldn't find replacement valve guides anywhere. WWBW needs to contact the manufacturer to get replacement valve guides to have on hand. It is sad to have a beautiful instrument that is unusable due to a worn plastic part. We are going to try to make our won replacement valve guides with a 3-D printer at a local college. Otherwise, it is a great student or semi-pro horn.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I'm really glad I bought this horn

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        from Tennessee

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Value
        • Nice Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Occasional Flugel Player
          • Student

          Comments about Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn:

          I have always wanted a flugelhorn but had no place to play one until recently, and then only occasionally. I couldn't justify spending a thousand dollars or more for the flugel, but I had been considering the Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn for some time. When WWBW temporarily dropped the price for a pre-Christmas sale, I couldn't resist any longer.

          I have experience with another Allora horn, so I unpacked the flugel it as soon as it was delivered and blew a few notes. As expected, the valves were smoother than ice skates on concrete, but not by much. Within two hours of unpacking it I had disassembled the horn, cleaned it thoroughly, and reassembled it with quality synthetic lubes on the valves and slides. I now have a smoothly functioning horn with great valve action.

          The mouthpiece that comes with the horn is decent, but not my preference, so I put a DW 4FL in the receiver and started playing. I was amazed at this horn's intonation and slotting ability, especially considering how little it costs. Now that I've played it with a small brass ensemble a couple of times, I find it easy to blend in when the flugel is called for. My preference is for a dark tone and this horn and mouthpiece combination gives it to me.

          The two negatives I give this horn are minor. First, its case is not much more than good packing for shipping or storage. Other than a place for one mouthpiece, there is no room for accessories. I can't even put the horn in the case with a K&M stand in the bell. I already have my eye on a Protec triple case for a trumpet, cornet, and flugelhorn when my WWBW reward points kick in, so I don't intend to use the case for very long. Second, the lacquer finish has a couple of minor flaws that I can feel when I run a finger over them, but are not visible unless I really look closely. If this was a three thousand dollar horn, I might get fussy about it.

          If, like me, you don't play a flugel every day or even every gig, then this is a five-star horn for the money.

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