Besson Sovereign euphoniums are an example of the British mastery of brass manufacturing. Both BE967 and BE968 are fully compensating instruments, and are probably the most free-blowing euphoniums on the market with a clear and powerful sound right throughout its entire range.
The Sovereign BE967 euphonium is the standard large bore instrument of the brass band world. Since the inception of the Sovereign euphonium in 1972, this instrument has led the way with a sound quality that perfectly exemplifies the meaning of the word euphonium itself, ‘beautiful sounding’, with a cantabile style all of its own.
It has 4 valves with its famous compensating tuning system, 3 water keys, the innovative positionning of the leadpipe away from the bell for a lively response; the improved taper on the mouthpipe for improved intonation are just a few of its notable features. The pedal tones are huge, the best ever, as is the flexibility.
This is an elegant romantic instrument. Its clear centred high register allows the player freedom to “sing” through the instrument.
Instrument specifications Key: Bb Bore: .59″ (15mm) Bell diameter: 12″ (304mm) upright Weight: 4.25kg Valves: 4 bottom sprung stainless steel 2nd valve finger ring Compensating system Water keys: 3 (including 3rd valve slide) Patented spring damper set Nickel-silver tuning slides “Floating” leadpipe Nylon Delrin valve guides Classic bell size Supplied outfit, in case with Alliance mouthpiece in leather case and accessories