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Another late 20's gold plated 2B Conn This one plays a bit darker and more open than the one above but I like them both, these 2B's are one of the best designs Coinn ever produced in my opinion. This French Besson trumpet was made sometime in the mid 30's probably and rather then me bore you with opinion I will post what I learned from noted authority Niles Eldredge: "Two concerns were importing Besson trumpets to NY in the 1930s---- both without the Besson name, as it was ilegal to import Bessons from France then (because the English branch kept anglophone export rights when they bought out the French family in 1895-1896).
Note the "airplane wing sturt" brace, elaborate stop rod assembly (stainless steel heavy rod with threaded,knurled, brass cap nuts), and fancy curved water key.
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made great horns and this Super Recording is one of my all time favorite playing horns regardless of make or vintage.
Easy response, a nice full sound, and an easy upper register are all desireable characteristics.
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In that same year a brand new Model T Ford Touring Model (the bottom of the line) had a "from- the- factory" price of 0, I find this fact somewhat remarkable.Besson had a few different models; the "Fabrication" , the "Meha" (named after one of the Besson family daughters) , and the "Brevete", (which actually just means patented), like the one pictured here from my collection is a .464" bore.Information on these old pre-Boosey & Hawkes (pre- WW II) Bessons is hard to come by, but, noted vintage brass expert and master technician Robb Stewart told me this; "The large bore (.468") MEHA didn't appear until after WWII.There are multiple sources for the Vincent Bach trumpet on the internet today.We decided to combine into a single timeline reference to better understand the instrument serial numbers vs. We’re always looking for more Read More There are multiple sources for the Vincent Bach trombone on the internet today.