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    Besson Prestige Euph with blemishes on eBay

    I saw this on eBay today. What an impressive photo! I am considering moving from my Miraphone 1258A to a Willson or Sterling Virtuoso but this photo makes the Besson Prestige so inviting! : )
    http://www.e bay.com/itm/Besson-BE20...wAAOSwygJXhSMf

    All the browsing that I have done recently has made me a bit hesitant in getting a Prestige. I can't remember all the reasons why but that's the case.
    Last edited by jelliott; 07-12-2016 at 07:46 PM.
    John Elliott
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    For the record...

    A. People have complaints about Besson, but that may be partly because there are so many of them around and because their brand identity is pretty high-profile right now. For ME personally, they are neither my first nor second choice, but they are still in the range of horns I would consider, and which I look at anew at each ITEC.

    B. Don't let a pretty head turn your face! I like the way my Adams Custom looks, for example, but that played no significant part in my decision to get one.

    C. Here is the photo that caught jelliot's eye:


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    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Thank you for your perspective. I expect to play some units next week and those impressions will be very important. I have learned some patience and hopefully will learn more!
    John Elliott
    Adams E1, .60 mm, sterling silver bell, brushed lacquer
    Mouthpiece--Griego 5, Denis Wick SM4U, Denis Wick 4AL

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    The price attracted me more than the photo! It sold the same day or the next day. $6663 vs $8290 or so new.
    John Elliott
    Adams E1, .60 mm, sterling silver bell, brushed lacquer
    Mouthpiece--Griego 5, Denis Wick SM4U, Denis Wick 4AL

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    Having had three, if you get a good one they are excellent, intonation notwithstanding.
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