First introduced in 2004, the 3895 Custom Series Flugelhorn was the first small bore flugelhorn offered by Getzen. It was the culmination of nearly two years of design work. The most innovative advancement to come out of that time was the development of a new bell to valve section tubing branch. This branch had such a dramatic effect on the blow, tone, and intonation of the horn that it was immediately incorporated into every other Getzen Flugelhorn design and the name “Tone Branch” was coined.
Two years later, a gold brass bell was added to the 3895 Custom Series Flugelhorn design with the launch of the 3895GB. This new bell offering rounded out the Custom Series Flugelhorn line, offering players a richer, smokier sound.