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Besson Sovereign Bb Silver Plated Cornet

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BE928-2-0

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The Sovereign 928 cornet has been described as the established benchmark against which all top line cornets are measured. Both amateur and professional players adore this instrument with its rich open sound, giving every cornet section a singing vibrant sound that makes bands so exciting to listen to. Superior build quality in the last years has seen the status of this classic cornet raised higher and higher.
Many of the UKs leading brass bands choose and trust the Besson Sovereign cornet.

Key: Bb
bore: .466" ( 11,84 mm )
Bell: hand-made in yellow brass
bell: 4.88" ( 124 mm )
Weight: 2lb 7oz ( 1 100 g )
Valves: 3 monel valves with a top sprung action
Waterkeys: 2
1st and 3rd valve slide triggers
Finish: bright silverplate

Case included

An absolute joy to play1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I would have gave Quality a 10, but the mother of pearl inlays were not fastened on the valve keys. This is something that I would not expect from a $3000 french made cornet, but Long and McQuade gladly glued them in for me without any charge, plus some free high quality synthetic valve oil for my trouble. The other instrument I own is a Yamaha YTR-1335 Bb trumpet, which has had its fair share of tumbles, and it fails in comparison to the Besson BE928. The largest difference between the two has to be the valves. The Besson is butter smooth and has a nice solid sound and feel when depressed. The Yamaha always had a 3rd valve sticky problem from the very start. It seems cheap compared to the Besson, but it actually is since it was 2 grand at the time. The Yamaha played well enough for me during my high school years, but since I've graduated and joined the brass band at my local church I needed something a little more professional. If you are in a British style Brass band I highly recommend this cornet. Its fantastic and a great joy to play. ps. some jealousy will arise among your band-mates ;)
Posted by Jeff on Jul 30, 2013
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