I have played or tried to play inferior horns but Jean Paul is not one of them. I have both the Flugelhorn and the student trumpet. If top of the line name brands are better, I can assure you they are not that much better. Not crazy they are made in China, but it is what it is for now.
I've had this horn for about a month and a half now. I love it and as a new brass player, it's been fantastic to play on and learn on. Handed it to a friend who was in need of a flugel for a concert and did not have one, they absolutely loved it and I would seriously recommend this horn to anyone looking to either start brass or who has been playing for a while and is searching for a new instrument. Only complaint is that two of my valves were in the wrong spots out of the box, but a simple switch to the right valve slot fixed the problem and it plays great. The team at Jean Paul was quick to respond to my emails even though I had resolved the issue.
My wife recently purchased the FH-430 flugelhorn for me. It came in on the day advertised. Beautiful horn. Great sound. Played all day when it came in. Ready right out of the box. Oiled valves and greased slides. I play trumpet, flugelhorn, baritone, and alto horn. This new flugelhorn is the prize of my collection. If you ever make an alto horn, I would like to see it. Thanks again. Danny Stockman.
I bought a professional trumpet from your company and the valves where very smooth this Flujel horn valves are very stiff it takes away my speed because I have to press harder I been trying to break in but is not happening I been thinking of changing the springs and if doesn’t work I might have to returned