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Built For Winners
The Besson Sovereign Bb cornet has been purposefully designed to suit top-level players. Thanks to the hand-hammered gold brass bell, its beautiful tone allows for exciting melodic lines - no matter what the dynamic. Gold brass is the preferred material of choice by musicians who require a warm tone. This is especially important with the Besson Bb cornet, because unlike cheaper models, it's easy to control your tone with a Sovereign.
To ensure you have a seamless experience, the valves in the BE928G 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 Sovereign cornet is superb, Besson have included triggers on both the first and third valve slides. Not only do these triggers feel comfortable in your hands, but they also allow for correcting any intonation in the extreme registers. When you hear a whole cornet section play on Sovereign cornets, you hear something special. This is why some of the world's leading brass bands choice Besson Sovereigns for their cornet sections.
Over many years, Besson Sovereign instruments have gained a legendary reputation among the brass band community. Handmade in Germany, all Sovereign instruments are built to be easy-blowing and flexible to play. The sound quality of the Sovereign instruments has become the very essence of the brass band tone, and this is why they are the most widely used band instruments in the world. All Sovereign instruments have their own devoted solo players, and even whole sections of the world's finest bands perform on Sovereigns.
Everything You Need
A premium instrument deserves a premium case. This is why the BE928G Bb cornet includes one of Besson's professional burgundy cases. The exterior of the case is made with robust hardwood and finished with silver fittings. For an extra touch of luxury, the case has the Besson logo in silver printed on the front. 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: Gold Brass
- Bore Size: 11.84mm (.466'')
- Valves: 3 Top sprung hand-lapped Monel pistons
- Finish: Silver Plate
- Waterkeys: 2
- Included Accessories: Hard Wood-Shell Case, Lyre, Micro-Fibre Cloth, and Alliance Mouthpiece