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The art of excellence
The Besson Prestige cornet has been purposefully designed for the best of the best. Compared to a Sovereign cornet, the Prestige offers a more focused and intense sound. The hand-hammered yellow brass bell is the key to producing an instrument with such a fine array of tonal colour. This material is perfect for musicians who need a versatile tone as it can comfortably play in any ensemble - no matter what the dynamic.
To ensure you have a seamless experience, the valves in the BE2028 cornet are crafted from monel. This nickel and copper alloy can be found in the majority of premium cornets thanks to its resistant properties. Thanks to the dense characteristics of monel, it is more resistant to corrosion meaning they won't flake and are less likely to seize up.
Although the tuning on the Prestige cornet is superb, Besson have included triggers on the main slide and third valve slide. Not only does this unique combination feel comfortable in your hands, but they also allow for correcting any intonation - even when playing open. When you hear a whole cornet section play on Prestige cornets, you hear something magical. This is why most of the world's leading brass bands choose Prestige instruments for their cornet sections.
Thanks to the Prestige range of instruments having such a legendary reputation, they are often branded as "the" brass instrument to own. Handmade in Germany, all Prestige instruments are built to the highest standards to ensure unparalleled quality. This is how they achieve the clear and distinctive sound that Prestige instruments are famed for, all with the best finish in the industry. All Prestige instruments have their own devoted solo players, and even whole sections of the world's finest bands perform on Prestige instruments.
Everything you need
A premium instrument deserves a premium case. This is why the BE2028 cornet includes one of Besson's stitched black cases. The exterior of the case is made with robust hardwood and finished with a black material. For an extra touch of luxury, the case has the Besson logo in gold printed on the front. To ensure that you can store all of your music, the case includes a large pocket on the outside. The inside of the case is finished with a beautiful soft-touch burgundy material that will keep your instrument gleaming.
To ensure that you can start playing straight away, the cornet includes an Alliance cornet mouthpiece. Made in conjunction with Dr Roger Webster, this mouthpiece offers a great starting point for the cornet. At the front of the case, you will find a large compartment which is ideal for storing all of your accessories. Also included is a lyre and a Besson branded micro-fibre cloth so you can keep your instrument looking its best.
- Key Of: Bb
- Bell Diameter: 124mm (4.88'')
- Bell Material: Yellow Brass
- Bore Size: 11.89mm (.468'')
- Valves: 3 Top sprung hand-lapped Monel pistons
- Finish: Silver Plate
- Waterkeys: 2
- Included Accessories: Hard Wood-Shell Case, Lyre, Micro-Fibre Cloth, Alliance Mouthpiece, and Heavyweight Caps and Finger Buttons