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    Price lowered to $4,300: Besson Sovereign 967 ~1985 for sale

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    EDIT: price lowered to $4300.

    EDIT 2: horn SOLD for $4,000.

    Hi all,

    First time posting here¬… thank you to all (especially Dave) for your insights and support! Many lurkers benefit from your time and efforts here.

    I am selling a Besson Sovereign 967 compensating euphonium, serial number dating to 1985 ¬— one of the last ¬“golden years¬” before manufacturing was moved out of the UK (at least that¬’s my understanding). Add-ons include a heavy bottom cap on the 4th valve, medium Mead springs, and new mother of pearl gold valve buttons. Professionally cleaned once a year. Reason it¬’s in such good condition, was that it was stored in a university band director¬’s closet for 20 years, untouched. Looking for $4,750. A quick search online shows this is a very fair price given its year, condition, silver finish, and add-ons. Includes a reunion blues gig bag.
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    Last edited by estoia72; 01-18-2023 at 09:24 PM. Reason: Sold

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    Wow! That’s a great looking horn.

    So, he left it untouched in a closet for 20 years…but had it professionally cleaned once a year and even added a fairly new heavy bottom cap product to it?

    Sounds like a dream find for someone here!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMav View Post
    Wow! That’s a great looking horn.

    So, he left it untouched in a closet for 20 years¬Öbut had it professionally cleaned once a year and even added a fairly new heavy bottom cap product to it?

    Sounds like a dream find for someone here!!!
    Allow me to clarify, ha ha! When I bought it in July 2012, the professor who had it last informed me he had it in a closet for nearly 20 years. Mods/add-ons were done by yours truly. It cleaned up very well in 2012. I got it cleaned yearly since then. I’ll be sad to let it go. I’m moving on to an Adams E3 custom.

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    Ahhh. Well that makes a lot more sense!
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