Bessons Again!

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by MFfan, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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  2. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    What's wrong with the ad?

    Starting bid was only $25 with "free" shipping, and it has a pretty accurate description:

    "This is a very old trumpet and is marked Bessons & Co. London.W.C.2 H.75983.The trumpet is in very poor condition ,valves and slide are stuck,and the body is in poor condition.There are scatches on the horn and the horn and case has a musty smell .The mouthpiece is not stuck, but everything else is. I don't think this can be restored but maybe someone can use it for parts.Free shipping on this.I ship in the USA only. Thanks."
     
  3. Masterwannabe

    Masterwannabe Mezzo Piano User

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    I am curious too, This ad seems to misleading only in the fact that it is brutally honest, a rarity for a lot of eBay ads.

    Ray Z :play:
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  4. Darten

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    I think it is simply that for so long these horns were misrepresented, no one who actually knows what a Besson is would accept the existence of these horns let alone the sale of them.
     
  5. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    Thanks, that was my point. Not everyone knows the difference.
     
  6. Masterwannabe

    Masterwannabe Mezzo Piano User

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    Thanks for the clarification. I guess the old adage "words mean things" (and of course letters too) comes into play here. I went back and looked at the ad again and noticed this time the plurality of Besson, i.e. Bessons. It is sometimes the simplest of things that escape us. I guess my age is catching up with me.

    Thanks again for the education.

    Ray Z :oops: :play:
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