Trumpet/LONDON BESSON 1000


DenniK wrote at 2014-04-15 04:12:19
the "expert" answer here is not correct. He says that Bessons are made in either England or India.  The Besson 1000 is manufactured in America by Kanstul.  Indian Bessons made by a completely different company and are junk at best. one way to tell the Indian Besson from a real Besson is to look at what's engraved on the bell of the horn. Indian Bessons are marked "Bessons" while the real Besson is marked "Besson" (without the 's", or "F. Besson".  The company is now based in England. They make everything from student horns, to intermediate to pro models. New prices can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.

In the above case, the "Besson 1000" is priced about right at $400 if in good shape.  


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Gene Ramsay


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I feel confident to answer all questions regarding trumpet and brass performing, practice techniques, and equipment inquiries. We never stop being "students" in music as we strive to grow technically and musically over our lifetime. Music is something that truly individualizes people and I would treat every question based on the individual asking the question.


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