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Pre war Besson & Co Prototype cornet

  • Pre war Besson Prototype cornet

    serial 59831


    Valves have been professionally restored in the past (the current cost of this service in the US is around 600 USD)


    The Besson instruments of the early 20th century were the first truly modern trumpets and flugelhorns. The innovations in leadpipe design, bell shape, and wrap resulted in a far superior instrument to the instruments of the day. Bach trumpets were inspired (or copied) from early Besson trumpets, and most modern trumpets closely follow the same pattern. The Besson Brevete was a very popular choice for generations of Jazz trumpeters, and was played at various times by artists like Miles Davis, Rafael Mendez (the Olds Mendez was basically a copy of his old Brevete), Lee Morgan, and Fats Navarro.


    Technical condition: valves and slides move smoothly and lightly, very good compression

    Visual condition: no dents, small dings, lacquer finish: about 99% remains, a patch on the edge of the bell

    Finish: lacquered instrument, non-fabric finish (instrument restored in the past in the USA)

    Additional information: instrument was professionally cleaned, without a case, without a mouthpiece


    Ready to play!

    3 300,00 PLN

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