old 3 valve Eb bass

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by satchmo shaz, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    I have an old 3 valve Eb bass marked Besson Prototype
    serial number 43087. Has anyone got any idea how old it is please
     
  2. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    According to two separate web sites the following Besson serial numbers give it pre 1890

    YEAR NUMBER YEAR NUMBER
    ===== ======= ===== =======
    1870 10800 1909 90000
    1875 17600 1911 93000
    1883 28815 1914 100200
    1886 35500 1917 101500
    1890 45000 1921 111500
    1895 55000 1931 124350
    1898 63000
    1903 76000

    Does that seem too old or in the right zone?
     
  3. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    yes thats about right, its ancient! but still payable. Its nice and small just right for my 9 year old nephew!

    I will tell him to be careful with it now!
     

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