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Besson Modele Francais
ser# 132636 - 1945 vintage
MEDALS OF HONOR
BESSON & Co
Modèle FrancaisValves numbered 13 14 15, left side of casing marked Besson Brevete with serial # 132626
Original lacquer is about 80% giving horn a darkened honey - like coloring….cool, vintage nameplate design….very low wear to entire horn - especially nice, fast valves…..end dump and waterkey on third slide.....some evidence on bell bow from old repair....minor dings around horn do not affect playability, sound or appearance.….typical - great Besson quality - medium bore (.453)….....playing evenly throughout three octaves…..reminiscent of the Martin Committee or Imperial models - a nice big player!
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No case or mouthpiece.
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