Sovereign Alto Horn


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For years, Besson alto horns have been among the most successful and highly regarded instruments on the market. They have the perfect sound and enough power to fulfil any musical challenge.

The Besson Sovereign alto horn offers a beautiful tonal quality and in a brass band setting have the capabilities to both blend and have soloistic presence.

  • Key: Eb
  • Bore: .402" (10.21mm)
  • Bell diameter: 8" (203mm)
  • Weight: 1.98kg (4lb 6oz)
  • Valves: 3 top center sprung monel
  • Water keys: 3
  • Finger buttons inlaid with mother of pearl
  • Upright bell
  • Patented spring damper set
  • Famous lead pipe design into 3rd valve
  • Finishes: bright silverplate or (by special order) lacquer