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Besson Prestige BE2052-2-0 Euphonium in Silver

Besson Prestige BE2052-2-0 Euphonium in Silver

Product code: BE2052-2-0
Price: £7,999.00 (GBP)
(£6,665.83 ex VAT)
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Offering a true benchmark in quality, the Besson Prestige Euphonium is a popular choice with advanced and professional players all over the world. This instrument is beautifully engineered and finished, providing you with a rich, stunning sound and effortless playing experience. Performing a range of musical pieces has never been more enjoyable! 
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Besson Prestige BE2052 Euphonium in Silver

Besson BE2052-2-0 Prestige Euphonium Outfit in Silver Finish.

We think:
The Besson Prestige is arguably the best Euphonium 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. There is a smaller bell model available (BE2051 - 11"/292mm) but this is not popular so we only supply these to special order.

Features / Specification:

  • Key of Bb
  • Bore size through valves: .580" (14.73mm)
  • 4 Bottom Sprung Monel Valves
  • Compensating
  • Bell Diameter 12"/311mm
  • Main Tuning Slide Trigger
  • Alliance Mouthpiece
  • Available in lacquer or silver plate (picture shown is in silver finish).
  • As they are the same price, almost all players opt for silver (due to greater resilience and ease of repair), and our stock holdings reflects this.
Detailed Product Info:

Since closure of the Besson factory at the end of 2005, the brand has been purchased by French instrument maker Buffet Crampon. Subsequently, production of Besson instruments has been transferred to Germany and (after a long wait) new instruments have 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 Euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead has been closely involved in the design and testing of the new instruments and he is truly delighted with the results:

"Having been associated as a clinician and design consultant with Besson for over 20 years I can say with great confidence that the new Besson Prestige Euphoniums are the best ever to bear the name Besson. With all newly-made parts benefiting from superb new technology, the new top of the range Bessons lift the bar even further. They are a joy to hold and even more to play. Experience it for yourself."

Steve adds:

"It's super-smooth playing style with incredible even tone will be so much appreciated by musicians everywhere. And the valves.. Quite simply, Besson valves have never been this good before !! It's going to be the world beater for years to come."

We have spent a lot of time reviewing these instruments in conjunction with top players, inspecting the new production facilities and liaising with Besson's engineers - and can honestly report that Steve is right to be so generous in his praise - the new instruments are a revelation. We very much hope that this is the beginning of a bright new future for this iconic brand. Steve has gone into more depth on his own website. Click Here to read more

A free blowing instrument with the much sought after Besson sound, this is a Euphonium 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.

Besson BE2052-2-0 Detailed Parts Guide

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United Kingdom (Mainland UK)
  • RM2,DPDStandard Delivery - £3.99 (GBP)
    Delivery 2-5 days from order
  • Standard Delivery - FREE
    Delivery 2-5 days from order
  • RM2,DPDExpress Delivery - £5.99 (GBP)
    Next working day delivery (Mon-Fri) for orders placed before 2pm
  • YXL,PALLarge Parcel Delivery - £4.99 (GBP)
  • RM2,DPD,PIAWeekend Delivery - £16.99 (GBP)
    Orders will need to be placed before Friday at 2pm to be delivered this weekend. If you order after this time, they will be delivered the following weekend
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