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Besson Prestige BE2028-2-0 Bb Cornet in Silver

Besson Prestige BE2028 Bb Cornet in Silver

Product code: BE2028-2-0
Price: £3,799.00 (GBP)
(£3,165.83 ex VAT)
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Definitely among the best cornets on the market, the Besson Prestige is a benchmark in quality, engineering and sound that will please even the fussiest player. With this exceptional instrument, you will notice that note production is easier than ever before and the tone is effortless, well-balanced and rich throughout the entire range. 
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Besson Prestige BE2028-2-0 Bb Cornet in Silver

A professional specification cornet with large .468" bore, gold plated slides, Monel valves and fully adjustable main tuning slide trigger.

We think:

The Prestige is probably the best cornet on the market at the moment. If you look beyond the (slightly gimmicky) main tuning slide trigger you've got an impressively engineered and great specification instrument which plays wonderfully.

A free blowing instrument with the much sought after Besson sound, this is a cornet that allows full use of the dynamics throughout the range without any loss of tonal quality. Note production requires less effort and the sound is even richer than before, achieving a full mellifluous tone.

The main tuning slide trigger will aid the performer in coping with any tuning or intonation discrepancies and the aesthetic appearance of the instrument is enhanced by many striking design features. A "must have" item for any cornet player.


Features and Specification:

  • Bore size through valves: .468" (11.89mm)
  • Bell diameter: 4.875" (124mm)
  • Weight: 1.225 kg
  • 2 water keys
  • 3 centre sprung Monel valves with dual point action.
  • Fully adjustable microball main tuning slide trigger
  • Main tuning slide and third valve slide gold-plated
  • Top and bottom caps gold-plated
  • Black onyx inserts in gold-plated button tops
  • Optional heavy bottom caps supplied
  • Lacquer or bright silver-plated finish
  • Supplied with Alliance Mouthpiece
  • Woodshell, cordura covered case with luxurious red lining, music pouch, accessory compartment and shoulder strap.

Detailed Product Info:

Roger Webster

Since closure of the Besson factory at the end of 2005, the brand was purchased by French instrument maker Buffet Crampon. Subsequently, production of Besson instruments was transferred to Germany and (after a long wait) new instruments started to emerge. The "New Besson" instruments share the same look and sound of their predecessors yet (due to a higher level of engineering and quality control in the manufacturing process) offer a far superior playing experience. Throughout the process world renowned Cornet virtuoso Roger Webster has been closely involved in the design and testing of the new instruments and he is truly delighted with the results: "The new Besson Prestige cornet is without doubt the finest instrument I have ever had the privilege to play. The new production techniques and stringent quality control processes ensure that it has an immaculate finish, but more importantly it has a flawless valve action. Combine this with its ease of blowing and brilliant Besson sound and you have in my opinion the best cornet ever made."

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  • RM2,DPDStandard Delivery - £3.99 (GBP)
    Delivery 2-5 days from order
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  • RM2,DPDExpress Delivery - £5.99 (GBP)
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