The Euphonium Collective

These are pictures of instruments by
Besson Ltd.
Page two, later instruments.

Besson Euphoniums






Charles Guzis from the U.S.A. sent me some fascinating pictures of a Besson front action 4 valve compensating euphonium.
During its life the bell and leadpipe have been replaced due to damage.

Click here and here for some pictures of a very rare instrument !





A 3 valve compensating Besson euphonium from the U.S.A.





An interesting tuba creeps in here.
A 1960's Besson 3 valve compensating B flat bass with detatchable bell.
Optional bells were upright or forward facing.





A 1960's Besson 3 valve compensating B flat bass with detatchable bell.





A 1904 Besson 4 valve non compensating euphonium.





A 1904 Besson 4 valve non compensating euphonium. (Reverse view).





An 1870's Besson 4 valve euphonium. (reverse view)





An 1870's Besson 4 valve euphonium.(front view)





A 4 valve compensating New Standard euphonium made by Besson




A 4 valve compensating New Standard euphonium made by Besson





A Bundy 3 valve euphonium made by Besson





A 1960's Besson bell front,
3 valve compensating euphonium, model 8 - 10.





A 1960's Besson bell front, 3 valve compensating euphonium,
model 8 - 10. (reverse view).





A 1970's Besson International 4 valve, non compensating, detachable bell - front euphonium.
Made for the American market and beautifully reconditioned.





A 1970's Besson International 4 valve, non compensating, detachable bell - front euphonium.
Made for the American market and beautifully reconditioned.





A Besson 3 valve Westminster non compensating euphonium.





A 1970's Besson New Standard 4 valve, compensating euphonium.




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