This is an old Besson body with beautiful silver plating mated to a King valve section that was overhauled by Anderson Plating. (The Besson originally looked like THIS:) Intonation and tone quality are excellent. A student who used this tuba in his high school band decided that he liked it more than the school's brand- new silver-plated Yamaha YBB-321. He also used it in the CMEA regional band, and came very close to making it to all-state band. Another student played it in the 2013 Boston TubaChristmas while his own King 2341 was in the shop, and said it played just as well. It has no case, but fits in the Pro-Tec gig bag listed below with some room to spare. Asking $1300.
This is a standard Pro-Tec bag in nearly-new condition. The King-Besson tuba mentioned above fits inside it with some room to spare. Asking $125.
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This is a BBb Cerveny 693 in good condition, with hard case. The parents of one of my former tuba students bought it from Dillon Music for their son about 15 years ago. He used it during his college years, and the conductors he played under really liked it. Sadly, he has not played tuba since then. The parents are now moving and hope to sell it. It's a large-bore Kaiser tuba, only 37" tall. Bell is 19.7" in diameter, and has a nickel-silver garland. Intonation is much better than most Kaiser tubas. I could live with it if I were taller, but I am only 5'10 and have to sit on a stack of magazines (about an inch and a quarter) to get comfortable with it. I really like its big fat sound, especially in the low register. It has three insignificant dents. The lacquer is in very good condition. A previous owner apparently yanked the mouthpiece upward once, so that the leadpipe is very slightly kinked at the end of the receiver. I don't think that is a problem in terms of sound, and it actually makes the mouthpiece angle more comfortable for those of us who don't like to blow uphill. (More photos are below.) The tuba is now on consignment at Dillon's. .
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