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F. Besson 262-2 "Classic"
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100% of reviewers $800.00 9.0

 

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F. Besson Trumpets 260 "Classic" Series

Symphonic players have special needs. Boosey & Hawkes is here to meet them with French Besson Classic trumpets. Designed by Dennis Najoom, Co-Principal Trumpet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and maker of the Najoom(r) leadpipe, the French Besson Classic trumpets produce a sound suitable for the most delicate chamber orchestra or a grand Mahler symphony. The synergistic feel of the Bb and C Classic trumpet makes whatever French Besson Classic trumpet you choose feel like a familiar friend. Besson - You've found your horn.

Accessories: square and single radius tuning slide, weighted valve caps

260-1 262-2 Bb .460" bore
262-1 262-2 Bb .462" bore

562-1 562-2 C trumpet .462" bore

Options: "B" bell, 7" leadpipe. Square and single radius tuning slides and weighted valve caps included.

Available only in the USA. mfg. by Kanstul
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Bore (inch): 0.462
Website: http://www.musicgroup.com
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Review Date: 5/16/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $800.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Very well designed, versatile
Cons: Not available any more

 
Its a solid mid-weight horn, with a plentiful .462 bore. With the square or rounded tuning crooks you can get very different sounds and "blows." The square one gives a fuller, more symphonic sound. The round one lets the air through better for high work. The valve cap combinations change the color as well. I like one heavy one on the third valve. The valves themselves are just right. The water key combo is helpful as well, with a standard on the tuning slide and amado on the third. It came with the Najoom lead pipe so I don't know what it would sound like otherwise but I'm very pleased with it. I think Kanstul makes some of the best horns with the most consistency out there. I've had it for eight years now and it was a great investment.
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