Breaking news:Buffet (Besson, Courtois) has acquired B&S (various including Scherzer)

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  1. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    I have just seen this through a linked in contact
    Buffet Group acquires B&S and becomes the leading European group of wind instruments manufacturers, and one of the largest in the world (brings Buffet, Besson, B&S, Courtois, Hans Hoyer, Keilwerth, Melton Meinl, Scherzer, Schreiber).

    Here is a video of the announcement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPKOytvNfSA

    Well, I expect we can look forward to even more homogenization of trumpet design.:evil: Leblanc did it with the Committee, Conn-Selmer have done it with the Benge, and now we can expect Stenciling of all these other famous brands. Unfortunately, accounting bottom lines will always trump musical values.

    I am proud to be independent!

    Coincidentally I will be in Markneukirchen next week visiting some of my component suppliers so expect to pick up some gossip.
     
  2. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    Re: Breaking news:Buffet (Besson, Courtois) has acquired B&S (various including Scher

    That makes me happy that I already own some Courtois instruments from the "golden years"

    Now I know why my father always talked about the good old days
     
  3. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    Re: Breaking news:Buffet (Besson, Courtois) has acquired B&S (various including Scher

    For information, in the issue # 44 of The Brass Herald you can find an interesting article about Courtois & Besson, history and future of those brands. More details about "The Brass Herald" in a recent post of Philip Biggs here in TM.
     
  4. Buck with a Bach

    Buck with a Bach Fortissimo User

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    Re: Breaking news:Buffet (Besson, Courtois) has acquired B&S (various including Scher

    Wonder if this going affect the Cannonball horns as well?( Made by B&S):dontknow::oops:
     

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