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  • Besson "Sovereign" 928 Bb Cornet - with warranty

    Besson "Sovereign" 928 Cornet in silver plate. Comes with a nice conditionBesson case and a Dennis Wick 2B mouthpiece.
    £895.00
    Brand: Besson
    Free postage
  • Yamaha long model cornet YCR 231

    Yamaha made these cornets as student instruments, but they are extremely sturdy and well-built. The design allows a generous amount of grip for the left hand, (not always the case with cornets), and the valves themselves are as smooth as silk.
    £130.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    £10.00 postage
  • Sovereign Eb Soprano Cornet “Round Stamp” - with warranty

    This model has the sought after round stamp. Serial number #617883 (year of manufacture approx. 1978).
    £650.00
    Free postage
  • Besson "Sovereign" Bb Cornet "Round Stamp" Silver Plate and Case

    Yes the odd little mark and scuff. but a superb Cornet with a superb sound. Bright Silver Plate.
    £1,199.00
    Brand: Besson
    £20.00 postage
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  • Sonata Bb Cornet

    This Sonata Bb cornet has been lightly used but is in excellent condition throughout. Finished in gold lacquer with a rose coloured leadpipe, it is dent free and looks immaculate. It would suit a beginner or an intermediate player. It is in a zip up semi hard case with carrying strap. It has mobile 1st and 3rd slides and all valves and slides work perfectly. It also comes with a mouthpiece. has a mouthpiece with it. It plays really well for a student instrument. Grab a bargain here!
    £65.00
    0 bids
    £8.50 postage
    Ending Today at 8:52AM BST5h 37m
  • John Packer Brass Lacquered Cornet - Includes Case and Mouthpiece! Immaculate!

    Like New! This is a great example and opportunity to buy a, good as new, Cornet. Would suit Youth Band player although adults would find it perfect also.
    £130.00
    Free postage
  • Besson Sovereign Roundstamp Soprano Cornet

    Besson Sovereign 'Roundstamp ' 1976/77 Soprano Cornet. Good used condition for it's age with slight pitting on back of valve block that has been sympathetically brush plated. Fully serviced and chemically cleaned. Excellent compression. UK buyers only.
    £550.00
    Brand: Besson
    or Best Offer
    £20.00 postage
  • Yamaha Cornet YCR2330 Mk 2

    Just had it overhauled. No dents. Great condition ~ just a couple of scratches on the lacquer on the mouthpipe ~ see photos for detail. Complete with case, cornet stand and two mouthpieces.
    £325.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    or Best Offer
    £7.50 postage
  • New listingBRASS MUSICAL INSTRUMENT-BOOSEY AND HAWKES CORNET

    This instrument is in reasonable cosmetic condition, has a small dent that is mainly visible in photo 4 and less so in photo 5. Some other losses to the brass plating. 
    £79.10
    Brand: Boosey & Co
    or Best Offer
    £15.00 postage
  • BESSON 600 CORNET LONDON BOOSEY & HAWKES BESSON FITTED CASE

    A very nice Boosey and Hawkes, Besson London cornet. These were among the best made. All valves and slides work as they should. There are a few small marks which I have tried to show but these do not affect the ability of this instrument.
    £150.00
    Click & Collect
    £13.50 postage
    Brand: Besson
    21 watching
  • New listinglegende cornet

    As new, never used. No dents or scratches on either the cornet or the case.
    £110.00
    or Best Offer
    £2.90 postage
  • Cornet Boosey & Hawkes Regent 1967 silver plated.

    This is a good cornet. Boosey & Hawkes silver plated made in 1967 in modern pitch (L.P.). Good all round playing order. just a couple of bruises one or two surface marks but over all looks fine.
    £135.00
    eBay Premium Service
    Free postage
  • Besson Prestige BE2028-2 B flat cornet (lacquer)

    This is a used French-built Besson Prestige cornet (serial number 122030). The instrument has been checked and serviced to a high standard by our on-site technicians and is in excellent order, both mechanically and cosmetically.
    £1,850.00
    Brand: Besson
    or Best Offer
    Free postage
    10 watching
  • Sonata Bb Cornet (Student Cornet )

    Sonata SCR701 Bb Cornet Absolutely pristine condition was used about 4 times then unfortunately though lack of commitment never used again the only thing is I seem to have some how lost the mouth piece but they are cheap enough on eBay . new on eBay they are 160 upwards . sold as seen  Thanks for the interest     
    £79.00
    or Best Offer
    £8.95 postage
  • John Packer Cornet JP371, Large bore, Gold Lacquer,

    £400.00
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
  • Schilke Soprano Cornet

    This Schilke sop is from a local band that we know well. It's been well loved and played to a good standard. Serial Number 43864.
    £1,500.00
    Brand: Schilke
    or Best Offer
    £10.00 postage
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  • Weril Cornet Regium Ec9071 Brasil

    Regium EC9071 Brasil. Weril cornet. Cased case has a few marks and case fasteners have started to peel ( gold colour). No dings.
    £150.00
    Brand: Weril
    or Best Offer
    £8.95 postage
  • Odyssey Bb Silver Plated Cornet Outfit with Case

    Silver plated with gold plated slide. Gold plated bottom and top caps. Gold plated buttons. Also comes wiith all the accessories you will need to get started. Nickel inner slides. Two water keys. Bell diameter: 119mm/4.68".
    £394.99
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    Free postage
    Click & Collect
  • Getzen Signature Custom Cornet

    Second Hand 2000 Custom Series. Excellent condition - with full warranty. Well worth coming to play. Serial Number C4080.
    £650.00
    Brand: Getzen
    or Best Offer
    £10.00 postage
  • Besson prestige cornet

    Besson Prestige Cornet (French Built) This cornet has been well looked after and has been serviced annually. Great instrument plays really well. Will consider delivery within reason. Sensible offers will be considered. Thanks for looking. Banks transfer preferred.
    £1,600.00
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Besson
  • Denis Wick 3B Heavy top Mouthpiece. Heavy Top Model.

    I bought this as I use a 2 and had some extended high range work that needed a fuller tone and easier to get to than my Wick 2. Very light marks from usual couple months in the case holder but nothing major, no insertion marks at all hardly either, as was used very sparingly for one piece a night.
    £22.00
    1 bid
    £3.40 postage
    Ending Saturday at 1:18PM BST1d 10hBrand: Denis Wick
  • BRASS MUSICAL INSTRUMENT- CORNET

    BOOSEY and HAWKES CORNET in Gold Brass 400 Series. This cornet comes in a smart hard black case,and is lined in blue velvet. Genuine reason for sale as now playing Flugel Horn part! or Church Stretton, Shropshire.
    £70.00
    Brand: Boosey & Co
    or Best Offer
    £6.99 postage
  • Besson and Co Class A new creation 'Prototype' 198 Euston Road Cornet

    Beautiful engraved vintage cornet. Any questions welcome.
    £250.00
    Brand: Besson
    or Best Offer
    Free 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 
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