I'm looking for advice regarding a first tenor horn. In the past I played 1 year on tuba and 3 on F horn (with the mouthpiece of a concert French horn but bell forward and with piston valves). I played oboe during my school years and the program required me to double during the marching season. I'd like to have an instrument somewhere in between the two: that plays like a tuba but in the mid range like an F horn. It seems like Eb tenor horn could be exactly what I want. As a long term goal, I'd like my tone to sound like this: He describes his instrument as a 1987 Besson Sovereign. Being new to the tenor horn, I'm not sure I could really evaluate a used instrument well. I see there are inexpensive new tenor horns, but I don't want to waste time with an instrument that breaks easily and will never sound good. There are new horns with the Besson name but as far as I can tell they are a new brand as the original was lost with B&H. I intend no offence to Mr. Owen Farr, but they apparently are not the same instruments as the '87 Sovereign from the video. Likewise, I saw a line of instruments for sale under the name "Edgware" but this also seems to be an attempt to coopt the legacy of the older instruments. Has anyone tried out these newer brands? Would anyone recommend a tenor horn make/model? Should I hold out until I find a good used Sovereign, or would it be better to take whatever I can find until I work up my proficiency? To finish my introduction, I play piano now as my main instrument. I'm planning to play the tenor horn as a solo instrument mostly. I've been thinking it could be nice for Christmas music or to try out the melody parts for pieces where I'm working on the accompaniment on piano.