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Besson 709
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The Besson 709 Trumpet is the ideal instrument for the student who will eventually move on to a more professional instrument. Characteristics such as high quality brass, a 1st valve slide thumb hook, and 3rd valve slide ring allow students to play with the greatest comfort and ease.

mfg. by Kanstul
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Bore (inch): 0.460
Bell (inch): 5.000
Website: http://www.musicgroup.com
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Review Date: 10/20/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $225.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Cheap, REALLY professional qualitly Trumpet
Cons: Mild effort in lowest register

 
As nice of a horn as any in my 20+ collection. Very responsive in high register. Outstanding craftsmanship. The tone can be very bright or darker, depending upon mouthpiece. Smooth slides and fast valves. Looks, plays and sounds as well as almost any professional Trumpet.

What more could you ask for? Even brand new a real bargin. Mfg. in USA by Kanstul (California), the factory that builds some of the finest brass instruments in the world in 2006.
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Review Date: 4/15/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $225.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Extremely inexpesnsive
Cons: Had a ding in the lead pipe

 
I bought this for my son, however I enjoy playing this horn more than my Getzen eterna. I really like the traditional cork water valves. Because of the price, you can't go wrong, so I'd recommend this horn to anybody.
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Review Date: 4/24/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $299.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: built by Kanstul = outstanding quality, intonation, slotting, resonance, warm, rich tone, valve action,
Cons: nothing I can find

 
Great little horn. Very similar to the Kanstul 610 (no longer manufactured), but a few differences including having a 1st valve slide saddle and non-adjustable 3rd valve slide ring (mounted to the slide, which is just fine with me).

Feels good in the hands, not cheap, lightweight quality student horn, more akin to an excellent quality mid-range or even pro level horn; although, some of you may argue that this ain't no pro level horn. Yeah, yeah, maybe, but maybe not. Heck, Freddie Hubbard played and recorded with an Olds Ambassador early in his career, and this horn isn't too far off from an Ambassador, which I also own.

As of about a week ago, it looks like the 709's have all been sold. However, the Besson International 800 is still available at $439, which too is an absolutely insane price, given its MSRP and even previous discounted price.

Killer horns, killer prices. Try to pick one up before they're all gone. BTW, the Besson 709 shares the same valves as the Kanstul 610, which also shares the same valves as the Kanstul 1537 pro trumpet.

I rate this horn a "10" for the price, quality, and its position against its competitors (e.g., Yamaha 2335, Getzen 300/400 series, etc.).
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Review Date: 5/10/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $229.99 | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Price
Cons: none

 
Bought this from Woodwinds & Brasswinds (wwbw.com) about a month ago. The price was too good to pass up. I have not been disappointed. I particularly like the original style water valves (the ones with the cork) because they empty out the instrument completely. Had a couple horns with Amado valves that I was very unhappy with. Very happy with this horn. Seems much easier to keep shiny than a silver horn. Good upper register, as well. I'm not a high-note player, but I can hit notes that I had to struggle with in the past. Best of all, if I back over it with my truck, I won't really care.
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