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Vintage Trumpets / Cornets Discuss Bessons Again! in the Equipment forums; Here we go again! A Bessons Indian showing up on ebay.160574059370. Stay away! I notified the seller. http://cgi.ebay.com/Old-Bessons-and-...item2562f5b36a...
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    Bessons Again!

    Here we go again! A Bessons Indian showing up on ebay.160574059370.
    Stay away! I notified the seller. http://cgi.ebay.com/Old-Bessons-and-...item2562f5b36a
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    Re: Bessons Again!

    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."

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    Re: Bessons Again!

    Quote Originally Posted by gbdeamer View Post
    What's wrong with the ad?
    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.

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    Re: Bessons Again!

    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.
    It's the player, Not the horn that makes music.

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    Re: Bessons Again!

    Quote Originally Posted by Darten View Post
    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.
    Thanks, that was my point. Not everyone knows the difference.
    Dave Rafferty
    Spartan for Life
    ???? Barrington trumpet
    1968 Besson 2-20 trumpet
    1960's B & H Embassy trumpet
    1967 Conn Connquest cornet
    ???? Devillier (stencil) Trumpet German?
    ???? Besson 609
    1957 Besson 8-10 Trumpet
    ???? Elkhart Band Instrument Cornet (ELK)
    www.KalamazooconcertBand.org
    Portage Senior Center Dance Band
    www.PSCB.Soull.com
    Kalamazoo Checkers Swing Band

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    Re: Bessons Again!

    Quote Originally Posted by Darten View Post
    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.
    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.

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