My husband and I are currently looking into buying a brand new cornet. We are both cornet/flugel players and play on Besson Sovereign cornets and a Yamaha flugel. Our (band owned) cornets are quite different. Mine is one of the 'Lottery' produced sovereigns, whilst he plays on one that was produced before the lottery grants/mass production came into effect and is a much better instrument. I almost bought a Prestige cornet a few years ago but I ended up on flugel so didn't bother! I'd like to know what others think is the best cornet currently out there.