The Besson Prestige 2056 Baritone is the four-valve compensating baritone, facilitating exactly the same full chromatic range as the euphonium of up to five octaves. The slightly heavier weight of the Prestige compared to the Sovereign also gives this instrument a different tonal characteristic, perhaps more concentrated yet still alive and vibrant.
A lot of the modern writing for the baritone seeks to utilise the lower notes, dipping below the normal lowest note of F sharp, especially for solo players and those who enjoy the challenge of playing solos for the euphonium. The presence of the 4th valve also enables a wide range of alternate fingers to be used that facilitates the performance of countless difficult phrases. This is an all round brilliant professional baritone.
Bell: 9.5 (241.3mm)
4 bottom-sprung stainless steel valves
compensating thomann system
includes case and mouthpiece