B&H Besson Sovereign 967 Round Globe Stamp Euphonium with Prestige look

I sell this famous professional model made by Boosey & Hawkes (Besson) factory in United Kingdom. Anyone who is interested in musical instruments and every Euphonium player knows, that these Euphoniums are iconic. This piece is also made in the beginning of 80s when Besson were at their best. Delicious distinctive warm and dark sound and good workmanship - it is Globe Stamp Sovereign.

This Euphonium is in great condition and instantly ready to play. It is exceptional due to luxury "Besson Prestige appearance" (gold valve caps, finger buttons and tuning slide) and custom made heavy 4th valve bottom cap.

Mechanical condition
Everything works as it should. This Euphonium was daily used directly with me. Mechanical condition therefore must have been perfect and still is. The instrument was regularly maintained and cleaned. Every month I had it completely disassembled, flushed with water, polished, greased and again reassembled.

All four valves have smooth and seamless action. They work fine and without problems. All valve caps can be unscrewed and there is nothing stuck. There are 5 months old genuine springs from Yamaha. All slides (tubes) are also free and can be easily pulled out. The first slide is a little freer.

The surface of valve blocks is in a good condition and there's no rust. I used Blue Juice oil and pistons work great.

Waterkeys are fine and have relatively new springs. Corks are about 3 months old and fully OK.

Cosmetic condition
This Euphonium is in a original silver finish accompanied by 24K gold trim kit. The surface is almost free of dents, or scratches. Of course, there are a few tiny scratches and miniature dents due to age and use, but nothing substantial. The cca 4cm in leght and tin scratch is on the top of the bell. You can see it on the photo. There is tiny dent on the first slide, under the water key. The surface is of course not as new, but still classy and beautiful. Please check photos carefully and possibly ask questions.

The sound and tuning
Outstanding color of the sound. This Euphonium has very dark, soft and full sound. It is typical Besson sound which other manufacturers attempts to imitate. Euphonium tunes well and I had no critical intonation problems during solo play or while playing in an orchestra.

  • Manufactured by: Boosey & Hawkes (Besson London UK)
  • Bore: .591 in (15.00 mm) / .630 in (16.00 mm)
  • Bell diameter: 12 in / 30,4 cm
  • Finish: Silver / 24K gold tuning slide, top and bottom valve caps, finger buttons
  • Receiver: Large shank
  • Case: Yes. The Besson hardcase in good usable condition is included.

  • Still in great mechanical and cosmetical condition
  • Famous model with typical dark british sound
  • Gold luxury look
  • Heavy custom made valve cap

Please do not hesitate write me a question in english, german or czech. I will answer you with a pleasure! 
All my pictures are real. I try to capture the true condition of the musical instruments with all the lacks. You get what you see. Without hiding defects and blurry photos. I am a longtime member (since 2006) and I have 100% positive feedback! If you are nevertheless dissatisfied, please contact me. I apologize for possible errors in English!

- There is no duty and other charges in EU countries!
- All my parcels are profi packed, insured and trackable (Ceska Posta s.p., Parcelforce.com).
- I send the item within 3 days after winners payment.
- Delivery to UK: approximately 4 - 8 working days. Delivery to Germany: approximately 3 - 6 working days.
- Buyer will pay listed item and the postage is for Mainland UK & EU buyers free
- Bid only customers in EU, thanks.
- Sorry, returns are not accepted (I am not a company).