Hi It's nice to be part of the band online fraternity. I joined because I saw your 'question and answer' forum and have a personal question. I'm thinking of buying an American style long model cornet purely because I don't like the British 'stumpy' ones. Can anyone tell me whether the sound is the same as British ones. I want it to sound like the British ones and not like a trumpet as I already have two of those. Thank you.