Advice on a choice of 2 cornets

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by nixie, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. nixie

    nixie New Friend

    Aug 20, 2010
    Hi everyone, i need help!!! I am currently playing a lovely little silver Blesing cornet, that my friend does not want to sell booooh!!!

    However, i have another friend who has offered me a Dynasty USA silver cornet or a Besson 600 brass cornet, and I dont know which one to choose.

    I have seached the web and feel no better off, and thought you experts could help me choose the best instrument out of the two.

    Please help and advise,:play:

    Nixie xxxx
  2. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

    May 4, 2007
    Greensboro, NC
    Stay away from the Dynasty. The Besson is a possible good horn. It depends on who made it. I would need to know all the markings on the horn and where they are on the horn. Is this a gift or a sale?
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    The only thing that I can tell you is to play both and make your decision. A good Dynasty is better than a bad Besson and vice versa. Used horns can be a blessing or curse.

    I, like Bob am very careful about anything with a name that contains "nasty".
  4. nixie

    nixie New Friend

    Aug 20, 2010
    thanks guys, that's useful. i was leaning towards the Besson as i think it sounds better. plus the dynasty is loosing its laquer.

    there is a number on the besson 622-792187, dont know if this tells you anything. My friend has offered me either, as a gift, not to purchase, i wouldn't have a clue what they're worth.


    Nixie xx

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