Rare Vintage French Flugelhorn Couesnon Monopole Made In Paris
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Rare Vintage French Flugelhorn Couesnon Monopole Made In Paris:
Here comes a rare vintage french Couesnon Monopole flugelhorn in great shape. Serial number is 12002 which puts its manufacture right after WW2 in Paris France. The Monopole Conservatoire model was manufactured in little numbers as top of the line professional model. As you can see, the valve section is identical to the French Besson brevete flugelhorns of the same era - Besson and Couesnon cooperated for few years after the war, having their manufactures located at the same address Rue d' Angouleme in Paris.This horn is in good, but used condition with small spots of plating wear, especially on the valve slides - I took some fotos to give you an impression. The original plating is in good condition, there are a few very minor dings - we are talking about a 60+ year old horn. The valves are smooth and fast with good compression, all slides and caps are free.It comes back from a professional overhaul and chem clean with new felts and corks. This a great playing horn with a beautiful sound and and good intonation.Those horns have a legendary reputation because of their playability and smoooth sound all over the range, that's why vintage Couesnons,Courtois and Selmers are still highly sought after by professional players all around the world. It comes without case, but with a JK flugel mouthpiece and a somewhat larger mouthpiece receiver on the leadpipe. It was originally sold in Geneva, Switzerland and played in a local marching band, before it was stored for a long time.
This horn is located in NJ right now, shipping prices will depend on the transport companies you ask for, USPS will be around $40.