Cornets for Brass Band: A Top Ten List?

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  1. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER New Member

    I have been thinking about Brass Band cornets lately. Of the current cornets made today, what would be a reasonable "top ten" list?

    I know many people have their favorites. But if you had to select a 2nd or 3rd choice (on down to 10th) what would it be? I would love to get a top ten list for comparison sake.

    Feel free to list your favorite and with as many others as you like that you have or would consider.

    M&C
     
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  3. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER New Member

    Here is one list given to me:

    Lawler (large bore, red brass bell)
    Smith-Watkins
    Besson Prestige
    Besson Sovereign (large bore, especially the older models)
    Yamaha Maestro (I believe only available in the U.K.)
    Getzen 800 (large bore)
    Getzen 3850
    Kanstul (large bore/shepherd's crook)
    Courtois


    Thoughts?

    M&C
     
  4. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    can't give you much discussion, but my favourite was the besson sovereign 926, or 928-GS, but can't remember which!
     
  5. jameshowell

    jameshowell Active Member

    1. Taylor Zeus, large bore, satin gold finish, more options than I can list (or afford! :( )

    2. Taylor Orpheus, ML bore, satin gold finish, more options than I can list (or afford! :( )

    3. Smith Watkins

    4. Schilke, more so for Eb than Bb

    5. Besson Prestige, large bore, bright silver plate

    6. Besson Sovereign 928, large bore, bright silver plate - but an OLDER model

    7. Courtois

    8. Bach Stradivarius, large bore, bright silver plate w/ gold plate kit and gem finger buttons and bell engraving :wink:

    9. Courtois

    10. Yamaha Maestro
     

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