I have seen very little about Besson horns around here. It truly disappoints me because my first (and only trumpet) is my Besson 1000. This is an intermediate horn and rented (for a little while) a Besson cornet mmmm it was one of the best sounding cornets EVER!! And (before Besson bought it out) I had a Boosey and Hawkes Eb Tuba that now belongs to my school. I was just wondering if I was just having luck or if Besson always is a reliable brand.