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Thread: FS: NICE Besson New Standard 767 in Lacquer with Medium Shank

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    Thumbs up FS: NICE Besson New Standard 767 in Lacquer with Medium Shank

    This is the classic Besson New Standard from about 1970. The condition looks really good; seller says the valves are in fine condition (see seller comments below). Starting bid is $1,750. If the price doesn't get out of hand, this is a great deal!

    SOLD FOR $1,750!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/164709217786

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    Serial #486585 – 1970 Vintage

    Used – good condition.


    This euphonium was purchased new by a local band director during his college years. Our service department removed some minor dents and ultrasonically cleaned and flushed the internal tubing. Areas of worn or discolored finish were shined and buffed. A new coat of clear lacquer was applied so the nice finish will be maintained.


    The euphonium still has the original lacquer with approximately 10% finish wear/discoloration.


    The nickel-plated pistons are air tight and show no wear.


    This has all original parts including the cone shaped finger buttons, top and bottom valve caps.
    Last edited by davewerden; 02-25-2021 at 07:32 AM.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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  2. I saw this one this morning. I agree. Very nice.
    Sterling Virtuoso 1065HGS & Adams E3 Prototype 0.70 Top Sprung valves
    Sterling Virtuoso 1050HGS baritone
    New England Brass Band
    Winchendon Winds/Townsend Military Band

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    I agree, good condition and great starting bid. I know who is selling this also. It is an outfit in Aberdeen, SD, my state. I used them to buy my Miraphone M5050 (they are a huge Miraphone dealer) and they were the ordering and receiving dealer when I got my Adams E3. When I picked up my Adams, Linda and I went to Aberdeen to get it. We got a tour of their facility. They have a huge repair shop and business with many employees, and they fix band instruments from all over the country. They do "quick" fixes, medium fixes, and extensive fixes. They can make school horns that are beat up look pretty darn good. We saw them "de-denting" a few horns and other repair work in progress. The owner also showed Linda and me their warehouse, a few blocks away from their main store. The warehouse takes up about a city block, no kidding. I have never in my life seen so many instruments in all shapes, sizes, condition, etc. on multiple floors of this huge facility. And spare parts for just about anything. We were really impressed.
    Last edited by John Morgan; 02-18-2021 at 03:19 PM. Reason: Can't spell my own horn name!!
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
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    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
    Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone), Powder River Symphony, Gillette, WY (Tenor Trombone)
    Black Hills Brass Quintet (Tuba)

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    If you like the British sound, the Besson New Standard is one of the sweetest sounding euphoniums ever made. Intonation could be tricky but "lipable."

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhite View Post
    If you like the British sound, the Besson New Standard is one of the sweetest sounding euphoniums ever made. Intonation could be tricky but "lipable."
    Why wouldn't you like the British sound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magikarp View Post
    Why wouldn't you like the British sound?
    Indeed, Magikarp!! When I first heard the Childs Brothers live around 1990, I thought they had the most beautiful sound I had ever heard from a euphonium. One of the pieces they played on their concert was "Softly As I Leave You", a duet, and I listened with my mouth wide open, I was so amazed by their sweet sound and harmonies. And this was after my 6 years in The United States Army Band, so I wasn't exactly around a bunch of lightweight players. But I had never heard that kind of exquisite sound coming from a euphonium. So, indeed, why wouldn't you like the British sound!!
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
    Adams TB1 Tenor Trombone, Yamaha YBL-822G Bass Trombone
    Wessex TE-360 Bombino Eb Tuba
    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
    Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone), Powder River Symphony, Gillette, WY (Tenor Trombone)
    Black Hills Brass Quintet (Tuba)

  7. I always loved the British sound, even before I knew what it was. I didn't have access to British euphonium recordings until the 1990s, but my sound on New Standards and my Sovereign (especially) tended that way. I did NOT use a traditional British vibrato, but I had played cello for many years and my sound concept just fell into what we now call "British".

    Doug
    Sterling Virtuoso 1065HGS & Adams E3 Prototype 0.70 Top Sprung valves
    Sterling Virtuoso 1050HGS baritone
    New England Brass Band
    Winchendon Winds/Townsend Military Band

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    It did sell for $1,775.
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    West Mass Brass Band


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nbnarcisi View Post
    It did sell for $1,775.
    Wow! Someone got a good deal!
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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