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Besson Sovereign 950 Eb Alto Horn

Regular price $2,500.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $2,500.00 CAD




Eb Sovereign BE950-2-0 Alto (Tenor) Horn

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Silver plate

Comes With

Dennis Wick tenor horn MP in Box and original packaging

Original case in fantastic condition


Please note: these are referred to as tenor horns in many parts of the world. That is why the term "tenor horn" is used by Besson to refer to its product.

This is how Besson describes this lovely instrument

The ever-popular Besson Sovereign 950 Eb tenor horn is the classic model that has been the most impressive horn design for generations. It has been the mainstay of horn manufacturing for decades with its characteristic tubing configuration that gives you both tone and response in equal measure.

This model has evolved as a result of the collaboration of highly skilled specialists, both technical and musical, all contributing their knowledge and artistry. The choice of the Prestige or Sovereign horns is a choice the musician must make based on what tonal colors they prefer and how the air flows though the instrument. What is guaranteed is that you are choosing an instrument constructed from the finest raw materials and assembled with scrupulous attention to detail, using cutting edge technology and extensive expertise.

Tech Specs

 Key Eb
Bore .466" / 11,84 mm
Bell Hand-hammered yellow brass 8" / 203 mm
Valves 3 Top sprung hand-lapped Monel pistons
Waterkeys 2 lever-style forged
Weight 4lb, 6oz / 1980g
Clear Lacquer or silver plated
BE950-1-0  Clear lacquer
BE950-2-0  Silver plated

This particular instrument, while technically used, shows almost no signs of use. If you have been looking to buy an alto horn of your own, this Besson offers you the perfect opportunity to get a pro level horn, at an affordable price.

Like all used brass instruments, it is recommended that it undergo a professional chemical cleaning prior to its new owner taking it home and using it on a regular basis. Speak to us about this service. We offer a 10% discount when customers order a chemical cleaning at the time of purchase.**


**In order to qualify for this 10% discount, you must request the work at the time of purchase.