Besson BE165 “Prodige” Euphonium

Mike Lawson • Instruments & Gear • April 8, 2021

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The Besson ‘Prodige’ Euphonium has everything the advancing euphonium player needs to bring their sound and playing to the next level.

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The 3 + 1 non-compensating system helps the student learn about what a compensating system feels like without adding too much weight to the horn. The Prodige also features a large shank receiver which allows the student to push more air through the instrument from their beginner model. A water catcher which is featured on the Besson professional models is also included on the Prodige euphonium. A lightweight case with wheels and backpack straps completes this outfit.


  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: .580”
  • 3 stainless steel valves (3 + 1, Non- Compensating)
  • Bell: 11” Yellow Brass
  • Case: Lightweight hard case with wheels and backpack straps

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