Fantastic sound, excellent tuning. I can say only good words about the excellent sound and tuning of the instrument. All notes are in the right place, the sound is neither too dark nor too bright (maybe a very slight tendency to the bright side). The finishing, however, is really sloppy (it seems that good finishing is not a strength of Schilke instruments). For an instrument of this price and quality, one would expect much more care to the appearance of welds, silver plating and other details. Also the design of the instrument is not optimal in ergonomic terms: as it occurs to many other fluegelhorns, the 3rd-slide trigger is in an awkward position, making it hard to hold firmly the instrument. Also the springs of the pistons were too weak to my taste: I have replaced them by Vincent-Bach springs, which made the pistons much faster and better.
All in all, if you are looking for perfect intonation with a flexible sound, the Schilke Fluegelhorn is your instrument. But you will have to close your eyes to the sloppy fabrication.