Trumpet Review: Is the Monette Flumpet worth $20k?

Jason reviews the mythical Monette Flumpet in 24k gold at Harrelson Trumpets in Denver, Colorado.


Nate The Jazz man says:

How much is this horn being sold for?

Dean Oaks says:

That is a gorgeous horn. Flumpets are always fun to play.
A couple things though. The biggest one is that a flumpet, even in gold plating with ornate finger buttons and a case is not sold new for $20,000. It would be a good bit less than that.

The mouthpieces- FL6 94 5 (without looking at the numbers) means flumpet cup with a 6 rim (approx 3C rim diamter) 94 backbore and a 5 throat.
FL 2 94 5 means flumpet cup with a 2 rim (approx 1 1/4C rim diamter) again with a 94 backbore and a 5 throat. Which is close to the standard I think with flumpet mouthpieces.

John Healy says:

Nice sounding horn. Wasn’t the Flumpet designed for Art Farmer? I know it was hism feature horn after playing flugelhorn for many years.

Dmitry Kitoraga says:

Great sound! I dream of such an instrument, I hope someday to buy this! Thank you for the show!

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