How can you tell the age of your Instrument?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Rapier, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Is there a way to find out how old my Sovereign tenor horn is from the serial number?
  2. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

  3. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    When the automated version doesn't work (I was told they'd lost lots of the data from the web engine!), you can drop customer services @ Besson an email and they look it up on the origian (paper!) copy of the information and mail you back promptly.

  4. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Your right. It doesn't work. If I enter just the serial number it says Not found. If I enter anything else I just get an erreor page. Thanks anyway.
  5. Griffin

    Griffin Active Member

    I know there is a way of dating a Shilke Sop.. Using their website. Serial numbers between 10000 and 20000 (or something like) means it was made between 1980-90.
    Mine is 17000 so I gues its around 1987ish.

    I reacon that Besson will have a similar structure... just gotta find it!
  6. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    Is it an old Besson/Boosey & Hawkes, or a newer one?
    If an older one, I have a serial numbers listing somewhere and it might be on there - if more recent, best of luck with Besson
  7. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    It's a newish? Besson Sovereign Tenor Horn.