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Besson MEHAs are wonderful vintage trumpets! Besson has a rich history of brass manufacturing, and they're still at it today. They've been through two World Wars, so finding accurate serial number catalogues is quite difficult, especially instrument made after WWII. By our research, this horn looks to have been made in Britain in the 1960's.
Prior to arriving to our store, this trumpet has seen some use and repair. The 1st valve has a different bottom cap than the others, and one of the pull knobs has been replaced. Plating wear and scratches can be found on the valve section, most notably on the 1st valve. There is significant pitting in the lead pipe, and will likely require a leadpipe replacement in the future. There's also an additional tube installed between the main leadpipe and the mouthpiece receiver, likely to repair previous rot in the leadpipe near the receiver. There is also evidence that the leadpipe was twisted at some point, and does not lie perfectly straight. It's not bent, but rather a very mild wave was left from previous repair work, it would seem.
The work required by our own shop was cleaning and scrubbing the leadpipe to clear out excess debris from pitting, and the main tuning slide top ferrule needed to be re-soldered and cleaned up.
We strongly recommend coming by the shop to try out this horn before purchasing. It's a used horn showing signs of repair and use, but it's a great player and it needs a home!
Includes Besson hard case with folder to hold sheet music and a large compartment to hold accessories. Come check out this trumpet!
Stand not included