Summary: I got this student yamaha flugel as a trade for an old olds that I had. i wanted a flugel for a while, but didn't want to drop thousands on a horn i would only use occasionally. I did try some really nice expensive horns just to compare sound, and this horn really stacked up nice. I always get compliments on my flugel sound, and I never have a problem blending in a section if I play in a big band. It records beautifully, and does the job when I need it too.
Pros: nice and mellow, cheap, good valves
Cons: no third valve tuning slide, can't get a lot of volume