= 4 ))); Superceded in early 1990s by Besson 600 series. This instrument was in continuous production from the Elkhart era throughout all the changes Gordon Cherry has very kindly given permission for his Bach trombone serial number list to be reproduced on this site. There was a lot of transitioning with Besson. 1000 series instruments made in India, otherwise all were made at B&S. Bass trombone. Some contract-manufactured by Kanstul, USA. Regardless of your trombone's manufacturer, the serial number should be located on the piece of metal where the slide attaches to the rest of the instrument (Reference 2). Quality suffered thereafter due to over-emphasis on fulfilling production quotas. Professional bass instrument. Mixed reviews - some people believe it's great, others think it's a dud. The company flourished under her direction, and in 1964, opened a new factory in Eastlake, Ohio. Indianas were all student models, to the best of my knowledge. This student model trombone is a great choice for your aspiring young trombonist. Nickel-silver thin-gauge bell. Intended for solo work and lead playing in dance bands and small orchestras. Discontinued shortly after Conn was purchased by CCM. $129.00. Information about the 50H was kindly provided by Don Bilger. Believed to be a clone of the Bach 50B3. Nickle-silver outer slide. 9 inch bell, .585 F attachment. Mouthpiece for cornet BE120: Brilliant high register. A very nice London Made Besson 8-10 Model from early. Note on serial numbers: If you're looking to date your Besson instrument by looking at serial number lists available on the internet, you should be aware that there are two different lists. Bell Front Compensating Baritone--J102. Provided by John Noxon 04/11/2005. Probably 1898. Excellent quality student instruments, assuming manufactured in the 50s and early 60s or earlier. Although originally built in high pitch. Replaced by YBL-613H. Besson Prototype EEb 4-Valve tuba– silver plate(used instrument) Product Description This is a used Besson‘Levlathan Model Class A. Alto. Towards the middle of the century, the number of ranges proliferated. Ferrules, points, trimmings, cork rings and hand-held parts of nickel-silver. Old HN White model, intermediate. Conn and King were sold in 1985 to Skane Gripen, a Swedish conglomerate, which formed a new parent company, United Musical Instruments (UMI), under whose umbrella Conn and King remain today. Our showrooms website Welcome to our world. Bell, handgrip, ferrules, trimmings on slide and cork rings burnished. It only diversified into instrument manufacture about a century later. Click here here to view it. Antique Vintage Besson Prototype 50 Medals Silver Valve Trombone Fast & Free shipping on many items! Historical notes: according to the, Small-bore, favoured for jazz, comparable to (but brighter than) King 3B. Some modifications made to 1932 specifications: bore size increased to .546, and two bell diameters made available: 8 or 9 inch. 1400 has 6.5 inch bell, No. Mouthpiece for euphoniums BE162 and BE165: Good in all registers. Student instruments, manufactured in Czechoslovakia. In 1928, they acquired the Indiana Band Instrument Company, but this company continued to operate independently until 1942, when it was integrated as Martin's student line. Introduced 1976, discontinued 1985. The latter was absorbed by Yamaha in 1970. A used Jinbao marching trombone featuring a .488" bore and an 8 1/2" bell in silver plate. 1457 (Silvertone) has sterling silver bell. Entire bell, handgrip, cork rings, ferrules and trimmings on slide burnished. New! used mouthpiece so will have some marks which are hopefully shown in the photographs. or Best Offer. Vintage Trombone Besson Stratford - 60er or 70er years. Later renamed model 3B. Essentially a 4B with larger bell and throat. It does not come with a case. Dark and lively sound. Hawkes & Son was originally founded in the 1860s by William Hawkes as an importer of muscial instruments, later venturing into music publishing and instrument manufacture. Model numbers were 401 thru 409. Gold brass bell and slide, with sterling silver funnel. Bass. Originally designed for use in symphony orchestras or third trombone in band. Bass. Inside of bell, ferrules, engraving design, points, cork rings and water key are hand-burnished. Looks like a new horn. Baritones Cornets Euphoniums Tenor Horns Trombones Trumpets Tubas Accessories. Jazz horn. Designed as a medium-large bore for use in orchestras or "dance, ballroom, theatre or 2nd trombone in band". Note: Older Conn trombones had Remington-style leadpipes which will only accept mouthpieces with Remington shanks. G trigger on first finger. Dual bore, inner slide tubes fluted (although Steve Close, who has "a completely original Featherweight", says his instrument "uses standard inners with shorterned stockings"). $320.00. White named the model "King", and the instrument proved a great success. Besson . New! Chrome-plated nickel-silver inner slide tubes. Marketed as intermediate instruments, but said by many to play very much like professional instruments. One-piece yellow brass bell, nickel-silver outer slide, closed wrap, professional model. Unlike 1939 Model No. Tuning in slide. New! De Luxe: The most highly-decorated finish - heavily gold-plated, richly and intricately engraved. ((navigator.appName == "Microsoft Internet Explorer") && Light yellow brass bell, .585 F attachment. Plays very easy. Very highly-regarded - favoured by the legendary George Roberts. Well regarded, but nowhere nearly as highly as its predecessor, the TR169. $45.00 shipping. The only Martin model currently in production is the fabulous Urbie Green tenor trombone. £74.12 postage. A collection of top-line professional jazz trumpets and trombones, according to. Designed in conjunction with trombonist Gardell Simons. Tenor bell sizes 7, 7 1/2 or 8 inches and three bore sizes. Popular professional-quality instruments, with red brass or bronze bell. The Abilene plant was closed the following year and production of Conn-badged instruments moved to Eastlake, Ohio, where King instruments were being made. Before the merger with Boosey and Hawkes in 1935. (December) Buffet Crampon acquired Besson. It was one of the early compensating tubas. Wrap design has been changed, now closed wrap. Also recommended for use in the extreme high register. At this point, the HN White Company was renamed King Musical Instruments. Besson Brass Instruments Built For Performance. Early in the history of FE Olds, there were essentially two ranges: Standard and Military. if(hover) { nav3n=preload('http://www.oocities.org/yuenli_low/derived/photodark.jpg'); nav3h=preload('http://www.oocities.org/yuenli_low/derived/photolight.jpg'); } Bass. F. Besson and Kanstul throughout the 80-90's but I believe this horn to be special. Bell-tuning models were introduced in the 1920s. or Best Offer. In 1925, Besson purchased Quilter and Wheatstone & Co in 1940. With cutting edge design and manufacture, Besson became the leading brand of euphoniums, cornets, tenor horns, baritones and tubas. The bowed-out shape of the Concertiste's intervalve portings is the design favoured today. But still plays so sweet! Replaced by YBL-612-II. hover = Introduced 1976, discontinued 1984. *Delivered for any purchase of … Authorized dealers provide a wide selection of our instrument ranges for you to play *Delivered for any purchase of the cornet New Standard 120. Only 1 left! Intermediate models, equivalent to B&H Emperor but differing in trim and fittings. Hence, I don't think there were any trombones produced at the previous site (I haven't seen any evidence to suggest the opposite), but don't quote me on this!

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5, RUE MAURICE BERTEAUX - 78711 MANTES-LA-VILLE - FRANCE. £125.27. Introduced 1976, discontinued 1998. Beginners instruments, equivalent to Besson Westminster but differing in trim and fittings. 0 bids. In 1985, King was sold to its current owners, UMI, who appear to be positioning the King marque as their jazz line (with Conn as their "symphonic" line). With a focused, warm response that leaves nothing to … Finish V-T "Brass Transparent Lacquer Finish". Independent valves. holton trombone nice with case $400 price tag.look model is a tr-602 nice horn look.very cool with case,and mouth peice. 1460 (Silver Tone version) has sterling silver bell. $22.95 shipping. Use the trombone's serial number to help identify the model number. Model No. "Class A" is a designation denoting professional-quality instruments. Introduced 1985, discontinued 1991. In the late 1990s, however, UMI has made great strides in improving its manufacture of instruments. Mannufacturing moved to France (Courtois factory in Amboise) and Germany (B&S factory in Markneukirchen). Finish V "Brass Highly Polished": Highly polished brass. The 7H/78H series was discontinued around the time that Daniel Henkin bought the company from CCM. Early .547 instruments were apparently expensive and disappointing compared to American counterparts. Large bore tenor .547 with 8.5" Yellow Brass Bell and Hagmann valve open wrap f-attachment, standard weight .547 handslide. BESSON” {5304} B♭ tenor trombone; silver-plated. Besson Class A trombone in good condition. Developed from the Military series. The main difference in configuration between the Desideratum and the Concertiste models is the relationship of the leadpipe to the … The descriptions below refer to instruments of the older variety. C $196.87. Discontinued shortly after Conn was purchased by CCM. The highest-numbered surviving London slide instrument stamped “F. of company ownership, only being discontinued recently (one or two years ago) to make way for UMI's new 52H (a .525/.547 "basic pro" horn with an F-attachment and 8-1/2 inch bell). Excellent handslide. Symphonic bore instrument. Slide {current_page} of {total_pages} - You May Also Like. Copyright © 1995-2021 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. 5, RUE MAURICE BERTEAUX - 78711 MANTES-LA-VILLE - FRANCE. Note: UMI-produced Kings are not burnished. Independent valves. Designed by Lewis van Haney. Model No. He wasn't sure of the dates for Cavaliers, but Pan American production apparently ran from around 1917 to 1954 and the Pan American serial numbers don't mesh with the Conn serial number list (no source that correlates Pan American serial numbers with production dates is known). A legend making the rounds is that the (tighter and brighter) 7B and (more open) 8B leadpipes were accidentally switched in the prototype 7B and 8B instruments (designed for jazz and symphonic settings, respectively) and that henceforth, production versions of the 8B had 7B leadpipes and vice-versa. Three bore sizes were available: .480, .500, dual bore .460/.480. Generally, Abilene-produced instruments have a poor reputation, although it is possible to find examples of good quality. Artist Special: Very heavily gold-plated, extremely richly engraved. Strangely enough, despite the early diversity of brands and models, B&H apparently did not possess a large bore (ie 0.547) tenor in its range until around the mid-1950s. The HN White company continued to develop new trombone models and gained an outstanding reputation for quality and innovation. or Best Offer. Default side-by-side trigger setup may be difficult for some to operate. Introduced 1969, discontinued 1976. Now sold as 600 series. in particular have come in for considerable praise, being likened by some professionals to be every bit as good as (if not better than) their Elkhart counterparts (click here to read a review on the 88H Gen2 series). Replaced by YBL-421G. In recent years, the quality of King trombones have improved to the point that the most recent King 2Bs and 3Bs, like their 30s-60s counterparts, are once again being regarded by many as being premier jazz instruments. Bass. } I believe this designation was only used pre-B&H era and am seeking to confirm this. The Martin Company was established in Chicago by the German emigrant John Martin (1835-1920) in the late 19th century. One-piece gold brass bell, Yamaha's version of the Conn 88H, professional model. $70.00 shipping. The "real" FE Olds shut up shop in 1979 or thereabouts. Mount Vernon-era instruments are highly-prized by collectors, particularly those rare examples that are in good condition. Customised version with different leadpipe played by George Roberts. The Duo Gravis bass trombone was is also prized by collectors, albeit not for use in modern symphonic music. Bass trombone. Professional bass trombone with F attachment and dependent E valve. Student-quality bass trombone with flat-wrap F attachment. Possibly a light red brass bell (according to Eric Burger), rest of instrument nickel silver; Steve Close says his example "is all nickel with the exception of a red brass bell" and that "Olds referred to this alloy as �Bell Bronze� and it is the same alloy used in the S15 Super". These newer instruments are not as highly thought of. Said to have been designed by the legendary Edward Kleinhammer, based on his Bach 50B. A significant amount of the information about Olds trombones below was very kindly provided by Eric Burger. This model is used but has been through our repair shop and is ready to play. Introduced 1993, discontinued 1998. BEM6-2. Old HN White line, Artist Solo Model No. Yellow brass bell. Evolved into current 700 series. Concertiste - Besson's most expensive model from the 1890s to the advent of World War I.