• 1970 Getzen Capri Shepherd's Crook Cornet

    This is a super sweet playing little horn. All slides are free and the valves are Getzen legendary fast and smooth. Naturally, compression is excellent. There's minor plating wear. as shown in photos.
    65 bids
    $20.00 shipping
    Ending Dec 16 at 4:40PM PST2d 1hBrand: GetzenFinish: Silver PlatedColor: Silver

    Used BACH cornet. Used for a little over 1 year. Serial # 191206. Good condition. A part of this item just broke. (Picture 3).
    1 bid
    $17.60 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 11:54AM PST20h 58mBrand: Bach
  • Meredith Open Tone Cornet

    This particular model is serial 4463 which is probably one of the last ones made as it is one of the highest serial numbers known; it was probably made around 1918 which is when the corporation was dissolved.
    13 bids
    $14.10 shipping
    Ending Dec 16 at 3:46PM PST2dFinish: Silver Plated
  • Shepherds Crook cornet black colored hard case

    Black hard case for Shepherds crook cornet. Black exterior and black interior. Includes two mouthpiece holders. Brief case adapted for trumpet storage. Latches and combination lock and instructions for setting password.
    0 bids
    $11.46 shipping
    Ending Dec 18 at 3:57AM PST3d 13h
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    Color: Black
  • Olds Special Cornet - L.A. Calif. (BD1211002)

    No mouthpiece or accessories. In decent playing condition - nice sounding.
    Brand: Olds
    $19.50 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • King TEMPO 602 USA Cornet

    There are a few flaws in this cornet. dings, dents and scratches (shown), but nothing that affects playability. Despite it's flaws this Cornet still looks and plays good! Take a good look at the pictures.
    0 bids
    $11.46 shipping
    Ending Dec 17 at 8:41AM PST2d 17h
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    Brand: KingFinish: Lacquered
  • Bach CR300 Cornet

    This Cornet was used by a High School Band Student thru out his band years. It plays well.
    0 bids
    $11.46 shipping
    Ending Dec 20 at 7:49AM PST5d 16h
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    Brand: BachFinish: Lacquered
  • Laskey 80* Trumpet Mouthpiece - Excellent Condition Bought New Seldom Used Clean

     Absolutely Immaculate. Great Mouthpiece, Used a few times and it played well. Worked well for me as a high end lead piece for solos. Very Crisp feel for a Lead screamer. It Screams the high end with good tone. I used a 'softer mouthpiece' for accompany work and to ease the lip.  Switched to Schilke Mouthpieces when I bought a B6, but I kept a few for the vintage small bore trumpet for Dixieland. May sell that trumpet, the band broke-up. Will answer any questions and send more pics if wanted. Laskey sells them new for $100.00 online.
    2 bids
    $3.50 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 7:34PM PST1d 4hFinish: Silver PlatedColor: Silver
  • Antique C.G. Conn Perfected Wonder Cornet sn 2S95738 Factory 34 w/ Wonder 19 MP

    Conn Wonder 19. Horn was not fully tested for air leaks or other issues. Valve pistons press and rebound, but need to be oiled. The nickel plating on the pistons is in fair shape. Net proceeds from the sale of these goods and financial donations from the community make it possible for us to operate our free job training programs.
    5 bids
    $26.53 shipping
    Ending Dec 19 at 12:07PM PST4d 21h
    Benefits charity
    Brand: Conn
  • Vintage Getzen Super Deluxe Tone Balanced 58664 Cornet for Repair NO RESERVE!

    The bell will need repair and the keys are slow.one sticks.
    2 bids
    $13.50 shipping
    Ending Dec 16 at 1:00PM PST1d 22hBrand: GetzenFinish: Lacquered

    Has a few dings/dents nothing major, also many scratches. All three valves are moving nicely, all back slides near mouth piece move just fine, the front slide with the saliva release is frozen. make Supersized seem small.
    0 bids
    $25.00 shipping
    Ending Dec 18 at 12:15PM PST3d 21hBrand: ELKHARTFinish: Gold PlatedColor: Gold

    This Cornet will really surprise you.
    Brand: Schiller
    $19.00 shipping
    Color: Silver
  • 1903 Vintage Conn Coronet Elkhart Indiana, collectable, very old- C.G.CONN

    It is silver colored. I think that the pictures don’t show you the color properly. I know very little about this item. However it does seem to be in pretty functional condition. All of the movable parts seem to move properly.
    Brand: C.G. Conn
    $30.36 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Thu, Dec 20
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  • Cadet Custom C Trumpet - Amati Made Horn - Nice Case and a 7C Mouthpiece

    Cadet Custom C Trumpet - Amati Made Horn - Nice Case and a 7C Mouthpiece - Bore.456 - Serial# 33 . Beautiful finish on this modified Cadet C Trumpet made in Czechoslovakia. The horn plays well, but final fit on the slides is a little rough and the 1st and 3rd slides do not move well.
    0 bids
    $30.00 shipping
    Ending Dec 16 at 6:46PM PST2d 3hBrand: AmatiFinish: Lacquered
  • Jupiter Shepard's Crook Cornet, Mdl JCR-520M - W/ Case NL

    Opening a case negatively affects. HARD CARRYING CASE INCLUDED!
    0 bids
    $15.00 shipping
    Ending Dec 16 at 1:05PM PST1d 22hBrand: Jupiter
  • 1938 Conn Opera Glass Cornet (Trumpet) w/Case

    Vintage Conn 1938 cornet manufactured USA serial number 323607 opera glass tuning slide professional repair nice looking piece has few dents very playable comes with mouthpiece and accessories please look at other auctions I have item will be sold as is no refunds no returns item is vintage please look at all pictures and ask any questions you may have thank you
    0 bids
    $37.25 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 4:21PM PST1d 1h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Conn
  • King Cornet

    Up for your consideration is a nice little King 603 Cornet with mouthpiece and original case. It looks to be in good shape for its age. Maybe a slight ding here and there; light finish wear. King Cornet #1.
    Brand: King
    $18.83 shipping
    or Best Offer

    0 bids
    $35.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 12:04PM PST21h 8m
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Olds
  • New Listing1936/37 H.N White King Master Model Cornet with case and 2 mouthpieces

    The valves are a little sticky. (see pics). The case is included.
    Brand: King
    $10.49 shipping
    Color: White
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Holton Collegiate Cornet 1950's Era Musical Instrument w/ Original Case

    Case is in used condition and shows signs of wear to both the inside and out. Notably around the edges of the outside of the case and on the inside where the horn has discolored and pressed against the fabric for a number of years.
    0 bids
    $23.06 shipping
    Ending Dec 18 at 2:02PM PST3d 23hBrand: HoltonFinish: Antique Brass

    VALVES AND SLIDES ARE IN GOOD CONDITION, NO MAJOR DENTS. INCLUDES KING 7K MOUTHPIECE. MCBRIDE MUSIC & PAWN. If you are not satisfied for any reason send us the item back and we will send your money back.
    Brand: King
    $33.32 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingGetzen Cornet Student Model With Case

    Has been used has normal signs of wear some small dents in it as well, all is shown in pictures still functions as it should would be great for a student starting to learn and much cheaper! Thank you
    1 bid
    Free shipping
    Ending Dec 20 at 8:00PM PST6d 5hBrand: GetzenColor: Gold
  • Andres Eastman Model ECN421 cornet with case

    Nice playing Andres Eastman Model ECN421 cornet with 1st slide thumb saddle and adjustable 3rd slide. Both 1st and 3rd slides operate very smoothly. Valves are in good condition, good compression, and move quietly and smoothly.
    0 bids
    $29.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:01PM PST4h 5m
  • Yamaha Cornet YCR2310: Used

    Yamaha Cornet YCR2310: Used Condition is Used.
    0 bids
    $13.34 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 12:56PM PST22hBrand: Yamaha
  • Bundy by Vincent Bach Student Cornet w/ V.B. Mouthpiece 7C & Case

    Vincent Bach 7C. Either it is bent or the barrel it fits into is. The other valve pistons press and rebound, but need to be oiled. The nickel plating on the pistons is in good shape. Horn was not fully tested for air leaks or other issues.
    4 bids
    $35.76 shipping
    Ending Dec 18 at 10:57AM PST3d 20h
    Benefits charity
    Brand: Bundy
  • Vintage 1966 Conn Connstellation 38A Professional Cornet with Original Case

    Brand: C.G. Conn
    Free shipping
    Finish: Lacquered
  • Bundy Cornet

    This Bundy cornet is in good used condition and ready to play. Valves are all free as are the slides. Has good compression. Serial #614340. Original hard case and mouthpiece included.
    0 bids
    $20.00 shipping
    Ending Dec 21 at 6:30PM PST7d 3hBrand: BundyFinish: High Polish
  • Antique French cornet in Bb, J. Garat, Lyon

    By J. Garat, Lyon - Jean Claude Pin a Lentilly (Rhone). Antique French conrnet in Bb. silver plated, key Bb. made in France 1900s.
    5 bids
    $12.00 shipping
    Ending Dec 20 at 11:25AM PST5d 20hFrom Bulgaria
  • Professional Bb Flat Cornet Brass with Carrying Case Gloves Brushes+Case J3S1

    Professional Bb flat cornet with cupronickel inflexion. Material: Brass Cupronickel. 1 Cornet. Pitch: Bb Flat. 3 Brushes. Made of high-quality brass in gold laquer finish. 1 Carrying Case.
    Finish: Brushed
    Was: Previous Price$147.56
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  • Yamaha YCR 2310 Cornet - Brass, Made in Japan, Fair Condition

    Plays well. No issues other then surface rust, tarnish and a few scratches. See pictures. It would be great for starting band
    0 bids
    $14.15 shipping
    Ending Dec 20 at 6:16AM PST5d 15h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Yamaha
  • Holton Collegiate CORNET Gold Tone Horn with Hard Case Musical Band School

    Used Holton Collegiate Cornet includes case, valve oil, and multi purpose grease. Serial number 004640 and model number C602R.
    Brand: Holton
    $11.33 shipping
    Color: Gold
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingBach CR310 Shepherds Crook cornet with case

    Case and mouthpiece included has been professionally repaired. Used very little, very clean.
    0 bids
    $35.00 shipping
    Ending Dec 21 at 1:51PM PST6d 22hBrand: BachFinish: Silver-Plated
  • VINTAGE KING MASTER CORNET with Original Case and King Mouthpiece

    The King Master model cornet was Kings top of the line professional cornet. Includes King Mouthpiece and Original case. Valves are free and smooth, ready to play. Mouthpiece included. 4.625” yellow brass bell.
    0 bids
    $22.00 shipping
    Ending Dec 16 at 7:00PM PST2d 4hBrand: KingFinish: Lacquered
  • Vintage Baldwin Special Elkhart IN Brass Coronet W/ Mouthpiece And Case

    This coronet is in good used condition. See all photos. Would be great for a student. Being sold as is.
    Brand: King
    $22.75 shipping
    or Best Offer

    All the slides and valves work smoothly. Original case and mouthpiece included.
    Brand: King
    $35.00 shipping
    Color: Silver
    or Best Offer

    A mouthpiece case and mute are included.A hard case and mouthpiece are included. ALSO INCLUDED IS A FREE MUTE. A MUTE IS A GREAT ACCESSORY WHEN YOU WANT TO PRACTISE WITHOUT DISTURBING OTHERS AROUND YOU.
    Finish: Brass
    Free shipping
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  • Flip Oakes Wild Thing Short Cornet -- Rare 24k Gold Plated +++++++++++

    It has a 24K gold plated finish. If you enjoy the Cornet, this is one of the finest you will ever play! You really need to go up to the Flip Oakes website and read about this Cornet. The horn has been well cared for.
    0 bids
    $100.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 4:32PM PST1d 1h
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    Finish: Gold Plated

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  • Rare L.A. model 1955 F.E.OLDS and SONS STUDIO CORNET

    Apparently I was told the LA OLDS Trumpets are more rare version. Original inspection sheet, Olds music sheets, and original case. Serial numbers 149,6xx - 150,3xx were made in the Fall of 1955.
    0 bids
    $19.99 shipping
    Ending Dec 19 at 6:51PM PST5d 3h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: F. E. OldsColor: Gold
  • Bach BUNDY Cornet

    Believed made in USA. Bach Strad Custom Limited Edition, Including Artisan Trumpets. No red rot. Good tight valves with no air leakage. Yamaha XENO Custom Limited Edition Trumpets. Probably can find a good used case for it for a very nominal amount.
    1 bid
    $58.00 shipping
    Ending Dec 19 at 9:59PM PST5d 7hBrand: Bach
  • YAMAHA CORNET YCR-2310 Really good Condition Japan

    Very well cared for Coronet with very few small scratches and no dents, dings, or bends other than one small ding shown in first and second pic. Slides and valves move freely, some scuffs on case. Vincent bach 7c mouthpiece.
    Brand: Yamaha
    $27.50 shipping

    Conn #4 mouthpiece.
    0 bids
    $17.70 shipping
    Ending Dec 16 at 8:50AM PST1d 17hBrand: ConnFinish: Lacquered
  • Conn Director Cornet

    It looks to be in really good shape for its age. A couple dings here and there; light finish wear.
    Brand: Conn
    $18.83 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Cornet OLDS Ambassador, Superb Playing Cornet Original Case, free shipping

    OLDS Ambassador Cornet, Excellent Playing cornet in Original case w/MP. serial number 5084xx.
    Brand: Ambassador
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  • Vintage Ambassador Olds Cornet w/ Case - Made in Fullerton, CA

    The case does show signs of wear consistent with age. We will describe the item to the best of our ability. We have described this item to the best of our knowledge and ability. We have also described any flaws or faults in the item to the best of our ability.
    0 bids
    $10.30 shipping
    Ending Dec 23 at 8:42AM PST8d 17hBrand: Olds
  • Vintage C. G. Conn Conn-Correct "Easy Play" No. 3 Cornet Mouthpiece NR

    These are listed in the Conn "Famous Artists" mouthpiece series of 1934. Note: The mouthpiece cup is lower on one side. The special shaped rim allows one lip to be further forward of the other.
    0 bids
    $4.95 shipping
    Ending Dec 18 at 4:35PM PST4d 1hBrand: C.G. Conn
  • Vintage Bach Selmer Bundy Cornet trumpet 1531 W Case & 7C mouthpiece SN 465799

    It still plays well and looks nice.
    Brand: Bundy
    $22.99 shipping
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The Cornet: Fascinating Facts About the Brass Band Instrument

A cornet is what is known as an aerophone, which means it makes music through the vibration of air. Because the quality of the sound is also influenced by the player's lips, it's also called a labrosone. The cornet is found in the brass section of the orchestra along with instruments such as the trombone, trumpet, and tuba.

Various types of cornets are available

There are several different kinds of cornets, and you can find them all on eBay. The instrument is usually shaped like a trumpet, but it's shorter and a bit wider. Also, its bore, or inside chamber, is more cone-shaped. This gives it a mellow tone. The cornet can also come in other shapes; for instance, there are circular cornets. The Bb cornet is probably the most popular version of the instrument. This means that the instrument is made in the key of B flat although the player can adjust the key as the horn is played. There is another instrument called the cornett, but it is not related to the modern cornet. The cornett is a wooden instrument that resembles a flute with finger holes and a cup-shaped mouthpiece. It was popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. Other types of modern cornets include the following:

  • Shepherd's crook
  • E-flat cornet
  • C cornet
  • Echo cornet
  • Long cornet
The cornet has a long, storied history

The cornet is descended from the post horn. The post horn is a valveless horn that signals the arrival or departure of a dignitary. They are still used to herald the arrival of the queen in the United Kingdom. The cornet differs from the post horn in that it has valves, like the trumpet. It was first used in military bands in the 19th century, and later, it was used in orchestral music composed by Berlioz and Rossini. It is famously used in jazz bands. Louis Armstrong began his career by playing the cornet before he took up the trumpet. He probably chose the instrument because he was a child at the time, and the cornet is easier for a child to play and hold than a trumpet. This is especially true if the player is in a marching band.

Is the Bb cornet really made of brass?

A traditional Bb cornet is usually made of brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc that is polished to a high shine and then lacquered. The metal is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also repels bacteria, mold, and mildew. Making a Bb cornet or any other brass instrument requires great skill and a fair amount of artistry. By the way, brass instruments get their name not from the metal but from their bright, bold, focused sound. Some are made of wood, plastic, or Bakelite.

Who are some famous cornet players?

Besides Louis Armstrong, famous cornet players include the following:

  • Bunk Johnson: he taught Armstrong how to play the cornet
  • Bix Beiderbecke: an influential jazz musician and cornet player
  • W.C. Handy: the "Father of the Blues"
  • "King" Oliver: he also taught and influenced Louis Armstrong
  • Jean-Baptiste Arban: the 19th century French-born virtuoso of the valved cornet
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