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Thread: FS: Lovely 1970's-ish Besson 4-Valve in Silver $3500

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    FS: Lovely 1970's-ish Besson 4-Valve in Silver $3500

    This is one of the nicest old Bessons you'll find, with additional touches like gold tuning slides and valve caps. Seller's description is below the photos. I think I saw this a little while ago for a higher price (perhaps an offer for a lower price now would be accepted). Buy-it-now price is $3,075, and there is a make-offer button.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Besson-Euph...e/254295950295

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    Besson Euphonium Compensating 4 valve, Made in London, 1970 Vintage. Condition is Used. This horn is in amazing condition for it’s age! An added feature is the gold slides. This horn is a true gem of European craftsmanship from 1970. The horn includes a hard case, a Schulze 51 mouthpiece, 6 1/2 AL mouthpiece, and various instrument care supplies. There are not many left that are in this high quality condition. There are obvious points of wear that are visible in the pictures, but this wear is minimal when factoring in the age of the horn. The valves and slides are pristine. No red rot! The only real wear is to the outer body as pictured.
    Last edited by davewerden; 08-13-2019 at 12:50 PM. Reason: updated price
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  2. That is a lovely horn. $6,000 seems quite a bit on the high side though, and is likely intended to make Buy It Now offers higher.
    James Kircoff
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkircoff View Post
    That is a lovely horn. $6,000 seems quite a bit on the high side though, and is likely intended to make Buy It Now offers higher.
    It's always hard to predict what the market will bear with a horn where the condition is way out of the mainstream, but I doubt he'll get 6k. If one really wanted a dandy horn of this era, I would maybe go as high as $4,500 for a make-offer. One in pretty good condition might go as high as $3k, so it's a matter of figuring what the better condition and gold bling would add to owner satisfaction.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
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    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    Price changed to $5,000.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    Price reduced to $4,500 - it's getting interesting now.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    I know it's a matter of personal taste, but the gold slides don't do that much for me. I guess it's that I have a picture in my head of what a satin Besson SHOULD look like, and this isn't it.
    Sterling Virtuoso Euphonium, Denis Wick 4AL

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    Price reduced to $3,500!
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

  8. Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    Price reduced to $3,500!
    Can I pay extra for international shipping to Canada ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorandhiseuph View Post
    Can I pay extra for international shipping to Canada ?
    You would need to contact the seller through the eBay link “contact seller” about shipping to Canada.
    Last edited by RickF; 08-05-2019 at 07:17 AM.
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    Price is reduced to $3,075.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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