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Thread: Besson 1065-1-0 Euphonium in Lacquer, 4-valve, non-compensating, New

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    Besson 1065-1-0 Euphonium in Lacquer, 4-valve, non-compensating, New

    Quinn has a brand-new Besson 1065 for sale, and the price seems very low. Buy-it-now price is $1,950 - is that low? I'm seeing higher prices from other online dealers.

    AUCTION ENDED WITH NO BIDS

    In my experience these models have been good instruments. For something in the price range of a Yamaha 321 you get a 3+1 valve setup and a sound that is a bit nicer. I'm not sure if things have changed since my last test. Does anyone know where these are made now?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Besson-Model...-/261536842890
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    The price of that horn new, is $2,010 at the store near by to me. All the student line Besson instruments (1000 range) are made in a factory outside of Delhi in India, under "specialists from the Buffet Group".
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    [QUOTE=Msan1313;125399All the student line Besson instruments (1000 range) are made in a factory outside of Delhi in India, under "specialists from the Buffet Group".[/QUOTE]

    Interesting. I would have figured they switched their lower-end horns to China, because there is so much "action" there right now. I heard some not-very-pleasant stories about Besson's early India production; does anyone know if that is a thing of the past now? (I'm guessing they have it worked out by this time.)
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Msan1313 View Post
    a factory outside of Delhi in India, under "specialists from the Buffet Group".
    There are some disturbing looking horn offerings on Ebay coming out of India at the moment. The infamous double belled sousaphone is especially noteworthy. Hopefully the "specialists from the Buffet group" means something. When considering budget, I would (and have) turn(ed) to select Chinese offerings over those coming out of India. As they say though YMMV
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  5. Legitimate dealers are expected to comply with fair price advertising policies. If you see lower prices, possible reasons are:

    1.) The seller may not a legitimate dealer, which will have a negative effect on warranty.
    2.) You may be looking at B or C stock instruments instead of A stock. Did the seller tell you up front?
    3.) You could be looking at a "knock-off" or "phony."
    4.) The seller is intentionally and unethically trying to undercut the competition even if it means taking a loss to attract more sales overall. This is never good for the marketplace.
    5.) An unknown seller may be trying to sell stolen goods.

    The 1065-1-0 is indeed a very good model.

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