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Cornets 2017-05-03T00:33:01+00:00

Honoring the tradition of true cornet sound for brass band, concert band or jazz.

The cornet, in its earliest form, predates recorded history. It is the result of continuing refinements of a tapered animal horn upon which a sound could be produced by blowing on one end just as on a cup mouthpiece. The earliest recorded example of this ancestor of the modern cornet is the ancient Hebrew shofar.

Later, in England in the 14th century, a conical, wooden, leather-covered musical instrument was designed with six finger holes called the “cornetto” from which the modern name is derived. This instrument was extremely popular through the 15th and 16th centuries and included a crude type of mouthpiece.

By the 18th century, cup mouthpiece instruments had advanced considerably and tone holes were covered by keys. This method of producing variable tones did not stay in vogue after piston valves were invented around 1815. With this advancement, the modern instrument was well on its way. The valved model of the “cornetto” became known as the “cornopean”. The cornet today, while not completely conical, is sufficiently so to retain its characteristic mellow sonority and singing tone.

Kanstul cornets have kept this distinguishing voice in mind, coupling it with modern mechanical perfection which permits its ultimate exploitation, and represents another step in the centuries of history surrounding man’s earliest efforts for musical expression.

.470″ Bore; 4 3/4″ Diameter – Yellow Brass Bell; Kanstul “O” Mouthpipe
MSRP $1,305 in lacquer finish, $1,485 in silverplate

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.470″ Bore; 4 3/4″ Diameter – Yellow Brass Bell; Kanstul “O” Mouthpipe
MSRP $1,325 in lacquer finish, $1,500 in silverplate

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.464″ Bore; 4 3/4″ Diameter – Yellow Brass Bell; Kanstul “B” Mouthpipe

MSRP $2,425 in lacquer finish, $2,615 in silverplate

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.470″ Bore; 4 3/4″ Diameter – Yellow Brass Bell; Kanstul “B” Mouthpipe
MSRP $3,045 in lacquer finish, $3,240 in silverplate

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.470″ Bore; 4 3/4″ Diameter – Yellow Brass Bell; Kanstul “O” Mouthpipe
MSRP $3,385 in lacquer finish, $3,585 in silverplate

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.470″ Bore; 4 3/4″ Diameter – Yellow Brass Bell; Kanstul “8Z” Mouthpipe
MSRP $3,485 in lacquer finish, $3,680 in silverplate

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.453″ Bore; 4 3/4″ Diameter – Yellow Brass Bell; Kanstul “B” Mouthpipe
MSRP $3,590 in lacquer finish, $3,785 in silverplate

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