Wessex ‘Dolce’ Compensated Euphonium

Dolce euphonium

Lacquer $1,125,  Silver $1,225, Silver/Gold $1,295
(shipping $60 to anywhere in Continental USA – discounts for quantity order)

Taking note of customer feedback, we have made the Wessex compensated euphonium even better with new floating off-the-bell leadpipe at more ergonomic angle, added a revolutionary button water key on the 2nd valve slide where most water collects (a facility not on any other brand of euphonium), provided a water gutter to fit under the valves, and even included a better mouthpiece – all with no price increase. Making the Wessex the best value professional compensated euphonium available.  


Bell: 300mm (12″)
Bore: 15mm (0.59″) valves 1-3, 16.8mm (0.66″) 4th valve 
Weight: 4.2kg (9.25 lb)
Gold brass leadpipe
Tuning Slides: Nickel (outer&inner)
Stainless steel valves with nylon valve guides
Supplied with foam case and mouthpiece

Call Andy on 616-843-6888 or email Sales@Wessex-Tubas.com today with enquiries, or to order.

Floating leadpipe at ergonomic angle

Floating leadpipe at ergonomic angle

Off-the bell leadpipe

Off-the bell leadpipe

2nd valve button water key

2nd valve button water key

Euphonium case

Euphonium lightweight case


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13 Responses to Wessex ‘Dolce’ Compensated Euphonium

  1. Wessex Tubas says:

    Wessex supplies Canada from UK

  2. Sounds very good. Highly praised by the prof. of tubas and euphoniums at the U. of
    Victoria in British Columbia.

    What is the total price, including delivery?

    I am curious. Where are you located?

  3. Paul Del Bravo says:

    My beautiful new Dolce euphonium arrived today, (in A1 condition, no Customs damage) and it’s absolutely lovely. Everything fits properly, and with a light dose of Blue Juice the valves feel nice already and I’m sure will be great in a week or two.

    The sound is smooth and round, but well-defined, and it speaks clearly with no effort at all. I shall really look forward to getting to know it.

    The contrast to my Besson student euph (1065) could hardly be more extreme. I had grown accustomed to a free mid-range and stuffy top, slides that either stuck or dropped out, and rough edges all round.

    Don’t know why some folks are snobby about Chinese made instruments – this one is a real winner, and well-worth the wait.

    Many thanks for a lovely horn at a great price – and the hat was a nice touch too.

    Best wishes,

  4. Tim Olt says:

    I had my university purchase two of these and we could not be happier! It inspired me to purchase one of my own.

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  6. Dave Allan says:

    I have now had my new wessex Euphonium for 5 days, what a cracker! As a pro trombone player I have doubled on Euphonium for the last 35 years and have always played a sovereign, my wessex is every bit as good, very responsive great sound and intonation, Thank you Wessex!

  7. Jay Cross says:


    Thanks a million! We received the instrument today…what a showpiece! Alexia instantly fell in love with it upon seeing it. We noticed that there are no Youtube demonstrations of this instrument? Could it be because it is too new? Anyway, we will be sending you a couple of videos of our 13 year old daughter Alexia playing some short pieces with the Dolce. Please feel free to utilize them how ever you wish, you have our permission! Also you may use us as a reference for prospective customers who are not familiar with the brand. Thank you once again for the super fast shipment.

    Much Gratitude,

    Jay Cross
    Leah Murry

  8. Dave Mildren says:

    Just picked up my Wessex Compensating Euphonium in Lacquer. I’ve played Sovereign since they came on the market in the late 70’s and before that Imperials. The Wessex is by far superior in every way. And £3000 cheaper. “Forget the Rest, Wessex is Best”

  9. Robin Kent says:

    I have always played medium bore Besson Imperial and Sovereign instruments. I was worried that I might have trouble filling the instrument but no it’s great and I can really make it “speak” down at the bottom end of the register. The overall build quality and finish is excellent and again the valves are spot on. Why would you want to pay £3000 – £4000 for a Euphonium when you can get this quality at a fraction of the price.

  10. Suzanne Derych from Huddersfield says:

    I am absolutely delighted with my new Wessex euphonium (silver plated). It produces rich, clear tones in all registers and at all levels of dynamic contrast. I play in a wind band and a brass band and the euphonium tunes in very well with other brass and wind instruments, without needing to adjust the tuning slides at all. I am the only euphonium player in the wind band and other musicians have made plenty of positive comments about the quality of sound they can hear coming from the new instrument on the back row! The valves move freely and are very responsive – great for faster sections of music. Finally, the instrument looks fantastic and is finished off well. The case is quite large, but lightweight and protects the instrument very well.
    I have a musical background, but have only been playing the euphonium for two years. Although I have never played a professional euphonium to compare this one with, I am amazed at the quality of sound and the ease of playing which the Wessex euphonium offers, considering the competitive price. It’s so much better than my previous student model.
    Jonathan was very helpful when I telephoned Wessex Tubas for information about the euphonium and he offers an excellent level of service. The instrument was delivered quickly and was packaged up perfectly. The two-week trial gives customers peace of mind when making a purchase, but my mind was made up in less than half an hour!
    Many thanks for the personal service!

  11. Mike Thompson says:

    Got first chance to give it a go last night, very impressed. I have been playing Besson’s for over forty years, have now retired from playing in bands, so wanted my own at home. It is perfect for me, and plays well.

  12. Paul Legenhausen says:

    The horn is wonderful! It plays so nicely, sounds terrific, it’s beautiful, and the intonation is amazing. I’ve had many very good comments on how nice it sounds from the other low brass players, and others, in the community band I play in. I’m the euphonium section and have been for the past 3 years so I know it was me they heard! One of the trombone players also plays euphonium and has a Sterling Virtuoso. He tried out my horn and the first thing he said was that the valves are much better than his Sterling. It really is an amazing horn.

  13. David French, Burnside Brass says:

    I bought a Wessex Compensating Euphonium and I have to say it is money well spent. I have played with many different bands, including Championship bands and this euphonium is one of the best for warmth of sound and easy playing.

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