With a legacy going all the way back to 1837, Besson is about as old as the tuba itself. Maybe that's why they have such a good reputation for craftsmanship - after all, when your history goes hand-in-hand with that of the instruments you're making, it's only natural to lead the way in sound quality and design. Today's Besson tubas are probably the best they've ever made, and there's no doubt that has a lot to do with the experience gained from almost two centuries of hard work. Whether you play in a marching band or an orchestra (or if you're a brand-new beginner for that matter), there's a Besson tuba waiting for you in this section.
For the player just starting out or still refining your skills, the Besson BE1077 Performance Series 3-Valve Eb Tuba is a real standout. It's affordable on any budget and it's very easy to play - two things that you can really appreciate when you're a newcomer to the tuba. There are a few traits that make the BE1077 so inviting: its light weight, for instance, and the well-positioned mouthpipe that's comfortable to reach. The valves are accurate and the response is smooth, so you can easily learn the finer points of technique and intonation.
Of course, if you're an advanced player who's already mastered those things, you may be looking for an even finer instrument. Besson has plenty of those to consider in their professional-level Sovereign Series tubas. It offers a choice of tunings, from the BE983 Sovereign Series Compensating EEb Tuba to the BE994 BBb Tuba and the very handsome BE995 Sovereign Series 5-Valve 4/4 CC Tuba. Compensating and 5-valve layouts give these instruments the musical range and stability to handle the most demanding professional concerts.
In a nutshell, that's what Besson tubas are all about: performance and musicality. Whether you're a learning tubist getting off the ground with the Performance Series or an experienced pro with your eyes on the Sovereign Series, you'll find the right instrument here to take your talents further. And what's more, Besson tubas look just as good as they sound so you'll have a horn you can be proud to show off in more ways than one.