French Besson-Kanstul

Discussion in 'Horns' started by jman, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. jman

    jman New Friend

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    Hey folks,

    I read through an earlier post in this forum about Kanstul making some horns for B-H (the international besson was mentioned), so I checked out a French Besson that I had at home to see if maybe it was made by Kanstul as well. Sure enough, at the bottom of the second valve casing theres a small stamp that reads "Zigmant Kanstul." Interesting!

    -jc
     
  2. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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    Hi,

    Yep and most of the Kanstul made F Bessons I've played were all good trumpets. I had a Marvin Stamm for a while (my brother now plays it) and it's a very good trumpet.

    Regards

    Trevor
     
  3. jman

    jman New Friend

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    Good info.! I've played that French Besson for about 20 years, and it has been an excellent horn.

    -jc
     
  4. dHoff

    dHoff Pianissimo User

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    Mine does not appear to say Kanstul anywhere on the horn. It is seriel # 174XX Does this mean it's not a Kanstul made horn? Anyone know how to get the skoop?

    -dH
     
  5. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Yep... just send the serial number to Kanstul and they'll tell you if they made it or not.
     
  6. dHoff

    dHoff Pianissimo User

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    thanks...
     
  7. TheGlue

    TheGlue New Friend

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    LB French Besson Meha

    I will be selling a kanstul made french besson in the next couple of weeks. Feel free to email me if you're interested.

    -Erik
     
  8. drac

    drac Pianissimo User

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    Lucky Pierre.....
     
  9. DaveH

    DaveH Piano User

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    I have a French Besson Classic/Najoom leadpipe with a serial number of 16874. It simply says 460(bore size) on the bottom of the second valve casing, below the serial number.

    I bought it from a reliable dealer who insisted it was Kanstul production.

    I emailed Kanstul and am waiting on a reply...
     
  10. DaveH

    DaveH Piano User

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    I have received confirmation that my above posted French Besson Classic was, in fact, made by Kanstul.

    I would further indicate that it is a very fine horn, and any limitations that exist are on my part as the player.
     

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