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  • LOFT FIND VINTAGE BRASS B&H 400 BOOSEY AND HAWKES CORNET/TRUMPET WITH CASE .

    LOFT FIND VINTAGE BRASS B&H 400 BOOSEY AND HAWKES CORNET/TRUMPET WITH CASE .

    Vintage brass boosy and hawkes cornet, apparently a very good make. This is obviously old and has been used so please don't expect an "as new" item, it has the odd dink and tarnishing here and there and overall fantastic patina but (looks all the better for imo). The valves all move freely and have a lovely feel to them I'm guessing this would be a good starter for somebody, or even just a great thing to have on display. The case is in great shape and must be the original as it fits like a glove. No keys though. Welcome to view or pick up, UK postage only.
    £75.00
    9 bids
    £8.50 postage
    Ending Today at 7:57PM GMT
  • Besson Sovereign Cornet (Eb soprano)

    Besson Sovereign Cornet (Eb soprano)

    Silver Sovereign Besson cornet in Besson case (with space for two mouthpieces & cleaning equipment/mutes). Appears to be in good condition. Very small mark on bell (less than 1mm diameter dot) and pipe leading to bell by first value (less than 2mm scratch). Marks circled on photos. Case looks original; marked Besson.
    £420.00
    £15.00 postage
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  • Boosey & Hawkes Imperial Bb Cornet

    Boosey & Hawkes Imperial Bb Cornet

    Here we have a silver plated Bb cornet. Manufactured by Boosey & Hawkes. This Imperial model is in good condition. The valves & slides are free.
    £175.00
    Available for Best Offeror Best Offer
    £12.45 postage
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  • Denis Wick RW3B Bb Cornet  Mouthpiece-New,Unused Silver Plated-

    Denis Wick RW3B Bb Cornet Mouthpiece-New,Unused Silver Plated-

    Denis Wick RW3B Roger Webster Series Bb Cornet Mouthpiece in silver plated finish. These mouthpieces are not in production therefore quite rare & sought after especially in new, unused, perfect condition.
    £48.99
    0 bids
    FAST & FREE
    Ending Today at 8:38PM GMT
  • Blessing XL Cornet

    Blessing XL Cornet

    Comes with a Blessing 10.5 mouthpiece. Ideal for learner. Blows well. soft case.
    £80.00
    1 bid
    £12.00 postage
    Ending Today at 11:26PM GMT
  • Brass Cornet Vintage in great condition

    Brass Cornet Vintage in great condition

    £45.00
    £7.00 postage
  • NICE BESSON SOVEREIGN 927 CORNET

    NICE BESSON SOVEREIGN 927 CORNET

    THE INSTRUMENT HAS THE SERIAL NUMBERS ON BELL 927 7836XX SUGGESTING MANUFACTURE AROUND 1990. THE INSTRUMENT IS IN VERY GOOD ORDER COSMETICALLY HAVING ONLY HALF A DOZEN TINY DINGS ( PROBABLY THE USUAL DROPPED MOUTHPIECE) ETC EACH ABOUT 1MM ACROSS.
    £845.00
    £10.00 postage
  • Special offerJP 176 Soprano Cornet in Lacquer

    Special offerJP 176 Soprano Cornet in Lacquer

    The JP176 is a well built and free blowing Eb soprano cornet. Particularly ideal for use in training bands, the JP176 providers players with a soprano cornet they can rely on. With 1st and 3rd valve triggers and top sprung monel valves, the JP176 will equip players with an instrument suitable for both beginner and advanced levels.
    £279.00
    Available for Best Offeror Best Offer
    £20.00 postage
  • Yamaha Bb Cornet YCR733

    Yamaha Bb Cornet YCR733

    This is the older Yamaha professional range instrument it has wear and tear and some silver plate is worn. It is a great instrument and plays very well, it is just surplus and is looking for a new home.
    £185.00
    14 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 3:27PM GMT
  • Virtuoso Brass Cornet

    Virtuoso Brass Cornet

    Virtuoso Cornet made in England. I bought it for £260 a couple years ago new as I needed a spare incase something went wrong with mine. Ended up using it as my primary Cornet. Comes with hard case and origins standard mouthpiece.
    £80.00
    Available for Best Offeror Best Offer
    £4.89 postage
  • Bb Stradivarius Cornet Model 37

    Bb Stradivarius Cornet Model 37

    Use cornet 'Model 37' with original case.  Mouthpiece is a rare ' Neill Sanders ' (model 17DB) which can sell for over $100 by itself. The cornet is very playable but shows clearly shows signs of wear, including some areas where the silver has worn away and some minor knocks. It's a great instrument at an affordable price and would be an excellent upgrade for anyone looking to move up to a better sound without spending twice the price on one with higher cosmetic value. Located already here in the UK, have it in time for Christmas.
    £400.00
    1 bid
    £8.90 postage
    Ending Sunday at 2:29PM GMT
  • Besson Sovereign 926 Cornet fine working condition in case

    Besson Sovereign 926 Cornet fine working condition in case

    Excellent Silver plated Besson Sovereign 926 soprano Cornet. comes in Besson hard case.
    £695.00
    £28.00 postage
  • Silver plated Smith-Watkins Cornet

    Silver plated Smith-Watkins Cornet

    Perfect playing condition.
    £1,695.00
    £7.00 postage
  • cornet

    cornet

    Brass corner once used by a professional corner musician. Would make a great starter instrument.
    £62.00
    7 bids
    £5.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 5:23PM GMT
  • YAMAHA YCR2330III Bb CORNET

    YAMAHA YCR2330III Bb CORNET

    The Yamaha YCR2330 Bb cornet is probably the best student model. Its larger bore size enables it to give a beautiful traditional cornet sound and have highly accurate intonation. The YCR2330III replaces the previous YCR2330II and has been improved by a new modified lightweight two piece yellow brass bell for improved both sound and playability.
    £575.00
    Click & Collect
    £9.99 postage
  • YAMAHA CORNET one owner

    YAMAHA CORNET one owner

    Very good condition, well looked after, last serviced July 2016. Ideal first instrument up to and including Grade 5. Hard carrying case.
    £275.00
    Available for Best Offeror Best Offer
    £20.00 postage
  • Mint condition Besson Sovereign BE-928 B-flat cornet with original papers

    Mint condition Besson Sovereign BE-928 B-flat cornet with original papers

    This is an as new example of the Besson BE 928 cornet. The box is also in perfect unmarked condition.
    £1,500.00
    0 bids
    Free P&P
    Ending 12 Dec at 12:14PM GMT
  • Yamaha Maestro Bb Cornet (Pre-owned)

    Yamaha Maestro Bb Cornet (Pre-owned)

    Yamaha Maestro Bb Cornet.
    £895.00
    £10.00 postage
  • Cornet

    Cornet

    Cornet - ideal Christmas present for anyone wanting to learnt this wonderful brass instrument.
    £63.00
    4 bids
    £8.90 postage
    Ending Sunday at 2:03PM GMT
  • Virtuosi Cornet with Case and Denis Wick Mouthpiece

    Virtuosi Cornet with Case and Denis Wick Mouthpiece

    Virtuosi made in England Cornet with Case. Denis Wick Mouthpiece. The case cover is coming away very slightly as pictured, but a simple repair with glue.
    £114.99
    Free P&P
  • Getzen Custom 3850 Cornet (silver-plate)

    Getzen Custom 3850 Cornet (silver-plate)

    The 3850S Bb features many of the same great features found on all Custom Series trumpets. This includes nickel silver balusters, yellow brass inside slide tubes, and of course, our legendary nickel plated, nickel silver pistons.
    £1,190.00
    Available for Best Offeror Best Offer
    FAST & FREE
  • Elkhart Bb cornet

    Elkhart Bb cornet

    Elkhart Bb Student Cornet. Comes with mouthpiece and trendy case.
    £130.00
    Available for Best Offeror Best Offer
    £10.00 postage
  • Besson BE927 Sovereign Cornet (Pre-owned)

    Besson BE927 Sovereign Cornet (Pre-owned)

    Besson BE927 Sovereign Cornet. Lacquer wear on the besson logo on the leadpipe.
    £845.00
    £10.00 postage
  • Yamaha Bb Cornet cr2330II

    Yamaha Bb Cornet cr2330II

    Quality yamaha cornet model YCR2330II. Yamaha case also in excellent condition and Team brass music book. Used by my son for a couple of years, bought from new, occasional use hence sale.
    £299.00
    Collect in person
    £0.00 postage
    Available for Best Offeror Best Offer
  • YCR6610S Soprano Cornet (Pre-owned)

    YCR6610S Soprano Cornet (Pre-owned)

    YCR6610S Soprano Cornet.
    £795.00
    £10.00 postage

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Cornets

A cornet is a brass instrument similar to a trumpet, but with a condensed shape and mellower tone. It is usually tuned to B♭, but a soprano cornet is tuned to E♭. The cornet is used across musical genres such as brass bands, concert bands, orchestral and jazz.

This instrument is recognised as one of the most popular brass instruments, especially with beginners and children due to its compact size.

The difference between cornets and trumpets is the physical appearance of the instrument, or the tubing. Cornets are much smaller and lightweight, making them easier to travel with.

The first modern cornet was manufactured in the 19th century. The leading manufacturers today are:

  • Yamaha
  • Vincent Bach
  • Besson
  • Jupiter
  • Schilke

Soprano Cornet

A soprano cornet is similar to a standard cornet but it is tuned to E♭. It is usually used in bigger bands, but is replaced by a clarinet in British concert bands.

It is a perfect 4th higher than a standard trumpet and is described as a brighter sound. A piccolo trumpet can be used in the place of a soprano trumpet.

Musical Genres

In brass bands and concert bands, the cornet usually takes the lead melody. In brass bands it is typically used instead of a trumpet.

Concert bands differ from brass bands and have separate parts for cornets and trumpets. In military bands the highest instrument is always the cornet.

Jazz is a genre where the cornet is used frequently, and is sometimes preferred over the trumpet.

Notable cornet players include:

  • Buddy Bolden – jazz pioneer
  • Louis Armstrong – famous trumpet player who began his career playing the cornet
  • Herbert Lincoln Clark – one of the best cornet players at the start of the 20th century
  • Joe “King” Oliver – played with Louis Armstrong and influenced him significantly

There are many accessories available to buy with cornets, including:

  • Hard cases
  • Soft cases for comfort
  • Stands
  • Mutes
  • Mouthpieces
  • Valve oil