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The art of excellence
The Besson Prestige horn has been purposefully designed for the best of the best. Compared to a Sovereign horn, the Prestige offers a more focused and intense sound. The hand-hammered gold brass bell is the key to producing an instrument with such a fine array of tonal colour. Gold brass is often favoured by orchestral players as it can produce a dark and sonorous sound. In a brass band setting, gold brass produces the richest and warmest tones, no matter what the dynamic.
To ensure you have a seamless experience, the valves in the BE2050 horn are crafted from monel. This nickel and copper alloy can be found in the majority of premium horns 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 tenor horn is superb, Besson have included a trigger on the main slide. Not only does this unique trigger feel comfortable in your hands, but it also allows for correcting any intonation - even when playing open. When you hear a whole horn section play on Prestige horns, you hear something magical. This is why most of the world's leading brass bands choose Prestige instruments for their horn 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 BE2050 horn 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 tenor horn includes an Alliance mouthpiece. Made in conjunction with Dr Roger Webster and Leslie Howie, this mouthpiece offers a great starting point for the horn. 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: Eb
- Bell Diameter: 203mm (8'')
- Bell Material: Gold Brass
- Bore Size: 11.84mm (.466'')
- Valves: 3 Top sprung hand-lapped Monel pistons
- Finish: Silver Plate
- Waterkeys: 3
- Included Accessories: Hard Wood-Shell Case, Lyre, Micro-Fibre Cloth, Alliance Mouthpiece, and Heavyweight Caps and Finger Buttons