• NEW - BUESCHER CORNET, CASE & BACH MOUTHPIECE - FREE SHIPPING

    THIS WAS ON DISPLAY AND NEVER USED. IT MAY HAVE SMUDGES AND/OR MINOR SCUFFING. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT CORNETS YOU KNOW THIS IS A GREAT DEAL.
    $375.00
    Brand: Buescher
    Free shipping
    Finish: Lacquered
  • New ListingVictor GC Conn Gold Plated & Brass Cornet engraved bell 1920's & Case Vintage

    Victor CG Conn is from Elkhart LTD Ind. USA, Victor GC Conn retired in 1915. etched with VICTOR C G Conn Elkhart IND.
    $145.00
    0 bids
    $44.90 shipping
    Ending Sep 24 at 5:55PM PDT6d 1hBrand: ConnFinish: Gold Plated
  • 1960s Martin Imperial Bb Cornet (Elkhart, IN)

    Martin Imperial Bb Cornet. Manufactured in Elkhart, Indiana in the late 1960s. Serial number 706881 as pictured. All slides and valves move and operate freely. Does not include mouthpiece or case.
    $200.00
    Brand: Martin
    $23.62 shipping
    Finish: Lacquered
    or Best Offer
  • 1940s Conn cornet connstelation 'a' w 2 Bach Mouth pieces & 3 Mutes

    1940s Conn Cornet. Works great. Original Conn Case. 2 Bach Mouth pieces. A 7C and a 10 1/2.
    $200.00
    0 bids
    $40.00 shipping
    Ending Sep 25 at 2:55PM PDT6d 22hBrand: Conn
  • Used H.N. King Bb Cornet

    <p>Used H.N. King Bb Cornet in silver plate. Instrument is in good condition for age with surface scratches, evidence of leadpipe repair and minor dings.  No case. </p>
    $295.00
    Brand: King
    $30.00 shipping
  • Olds Super Bb Cornet with Case

    It has been test played by a pro trumpet player and was said to be in great shape. The case is solid as a rock. The hinges latches and both handles are all tight and secure. The inside of the case is very nice.
    $325.00
    Brand: Olds & Sons
    Free shipping
  • Used King Master Model Silver Sonic Bb Cornet

    <p>Used King Master Model “Silver Sonic” Bb cornet in lacquer. Instrument is in good condition with heavy surface scratching, minor dings and wear at contact points. Includes case.</p>
    $495.00
    Brand: King
    $30.00 shipping
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  • The Martin Elkhart - Indiana USA Trumpet

    $195.54
    Brand: Martin
    or Best Offer
    FAST 'N FREE
  • CONN Perfected Wonder Horn Cornet

    <p>This horn has some scuffs and dings, but is still in overall good shape, and comes clean in ready-to-play condition. All valves and slides are free and move smoothly. This listing does not include a mouthpiece, but the pictured case is included.</p><p>This order ships USPS Priority Mail. We strive to meticulously pack all items by the end of the day they sell.</p><p>Thank you for viewing this item, you will not be disappointed. We are a new eBay seller and eager to please. Feel free to reach out with any questions and be sure to check out our other listings. Lots more to come soon!</p><br><p>- The Moose's Horns</p>
    $199.00
    Brand: Conn
    $65.00 shipping
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  • New Listing1939 CONN 40B VOCABELL TRUMPET....CASE & MP...........MIN. BID .01 & NO RESERVE!

    HAS ONLY A COUPLE OF MINOR PINGS TO THE RAW BRASS FINISH AND PLAYS GREAT WITH WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE ORIGINAL MOUTHPIECE.THIS HORN IS READY TO PLAY FOR ANY TYPE OF PERFORMANCE.…. THE CASE IS NOT ORIGINAL BUT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND WORKS WELL WITH THIS TRUMPET.
    $253.00
    11 bids
    $29.95 shipping
    Ending Sep 24 at 4:30PM PDT6dBrand: Conn
  • Used York Monarch Bb Cornet

    <p>York Monarch Cornet in silver plate. In good condition, comes with case.</p>
    $750.00
    Brand: YORK
    $30.00 shipping
  • King Cleveland Coronet Cornet 602 with Case and Benge 7 Mouthpiece

    Nice coronet, pretty good condition. No dings or dents, there is wear on the finish. Don't see any repair marks, valves are good, slides are good. Manual compression test is also good. Serial number is 640941.
    $99.00
    Top Rated Plus
    $14.79 shipping
    Brand: King
    Guaranteed by Tue, Sep 24
  • New ListingRare Vintage Elkhart Coronet In Case-1901-Musical Instrument

    This appears to be in good condition but needs a good cleaning. I did not try to clean this. It is untested. The box is worn due to age.
    $129.99
    0 bids
    $38.00 shipping
    Ending Sep 25 at 5:26AM PDT6d 13h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: ELKHART
  • HOLTON Courtuires New Proportion Cornet VERY SPECIAL

    This is a rare find. It has a unique sound and unique contour.
    $199.00
    Brand: Holton
    $50.00 shipping
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  • EARLY 1960'S GETZEN ETERNA SILVER CORNET SER # J818

    THIS CORNET IS IMACULATE. SILVER PLATE AT 98%PLUS. COMPRESSION LIKE NEW. SLIDES ALL SUPER SMOOTH.
    $699.99
    Brand: Getzen
    $42.99 shipping
    Color: SilverFinish: Silver Plated
  • Yamaha YCR-2330 Cornet trumpet used nice condition. Great for a beginner!

    Yamaha YCR-2330 Cornet trumpet. This instrument is in very nice condition, showing little wear. The case looks great also. It was part of a lot of instruments I purchased from a music store going out of business. Sorry, there is no mouthpiece included. Happy bidding!
    $50.00
    2 bids
    $25.00 shipping
    Ending Sep 22 at 5:22PM PDT4d 1hBrand: YamahaFinish: Lacquered
  • Rare Conn Victor Coprion Bell 9A Short Cornet w/ Case .485 Bore 1962

    Circa 1962 Conn Victor short model cornet here with Conn case. Valves are top sprung and have very good plating and compression. This is a cornet which will play at any level.
    $133.50
    16 bids
    $37.50 shipping
    Ending Sep 24 at 1:05PM PDT5d 20hBrand: Conn
  • Keefer Shepherd's Crook Cornet RARE!!! 1920's

    <p>Has been played and still in excellent condition considering, with a great sound. Could use a quick service to loosen slides. Comes with case and mouthpiece. Feel free to send questions/offers!</p>
    $300.00
    $30.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Used Conn 80A Cornet

    <p>Used Conn 80A cornet in satin silver plate. Good overall condition with minor plating wear at contact points, not affecting playability. No case.</p>
    $595.00
    Brand: Conn
    $30.00 shipping
  • New ListingConn Victor Cornet RARE Coprion Bell

    For auction is a very Rare Conn Victor Cornet ! RARE Coprion Bell. In excellent condition .. very minor dent turn of crook.  This model was manufactured for the U.S. military for only one year.  Plays great!  All slides are free.  Item will be shipped from overseas via postal system.
    $750.00
    0 bids
    $50.00 shipping
    Ending Sep 24 at 8:23PM PDT6d 4hBrand: ConnColor: SilverFinish: Silver Plated
  • YORK Cornet

    <p>This cornet has some dings, signs of soldering/repair, and a slight bend to the bell. The slides can be adjusted to play in Bb or A (see picture #8). It has been serviced. The listing includes the pictured original case and mouthpiece. </p><p>This order ships USPS Priority Mail. We strive to meticulously pack all items by the end of the day they sell.</p><br><p>Thank you for viewing this item, you will not be disappointed. We are a new eBay seller and eager to please. Feel free to reach out with any questions and be sure to check out our other listings. Lots more to come soon!</p><br><p>- The Moose's Horns</p>
    $100.00
    Brand: YORK
    $65.00 shipping
  • PRE-OWNED YAMAHA YCR2330 II CORNET W/CASE & (2) VINCENT BACH MOUTHPIECES 5C/7C

    Cornet has a small dent (pictured) on the back tubing. Valves move freely with no sticking parts. Good condition overall. Failure to comply with this policy may result in your order being cancelled and the item being relisted.
    $224.95
    Brand: Yamaha
    $25.00 shipping
    Color: Gold
    or Best Offer
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  • Selmer/Bach/Bundy Beginner/Student Bb Cornet

    All of the dents have been removed and the bell flair was straightened. This cornet has been ultrasonically cleaned and flushed andis squeaky clean. All worn valve guides, stem felts, top cap bumpers, springs and water key corks have been replaced.
    $185.00
    Brand: Selmer
    Free shipping
  • ANTIQUE 1971? CONN 5 STAR DIRECTOR CORNET-MOUTHPIECE BENGE 7C-BRASS-NO CASE

    ANTIQUE 1971?.
    $28.12
    0 bids
    $13.50 shipping
    Ending Today at 6:27PM PDT2h 5mBrand: Conn
  • Besson Cornet Bb USED 388 698

    Besson Cornet Bb USED 388 698. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
    $75.00
    0 bids
    $22.60 shipping
    Ending Sep 25 at 9:48AM PDT6d 17h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Besson
  • Used Jupiter JCR-520 Student Cornet in Lacquer - Free Shipping!

    Used Jupiter JCR-520 Student Cornet in Lacquer. This cornet has been professionally cleaned. It is in wonderful shape and the valves work great!
    $425.00
    Brand: Jupiter
    or Best Offer
    Finish: Lacquered
    FAST 'N FREE
  • King 602 Silver Cornet trumpet used nice condition. Great for a beginner!

    King 602 Silver Cornet trumpet. This instrument is in very nice condition, showing normal wear. The case looks great also. It was part of a lot of instruments I purchased from a music store going out of business. Sorry, there is no mouthpiece included. Happy bidding!
    $50.00
    1 bid
    $25.00 shipping
    Ending Sep 22 at 5:25PM PDT4d 1hBrand: KingColor: SilverFinish: Silver Plated
  • Genuine Schilke 6A4a 24K Gold Cornet Mouthpiece NEW

    Genuine 6A4a Schilke 24K Gold Cornet Mouthpiece. Model Number: 6A4A. Finish: 24K Gold. 24k Gold and Satin Finishing. The Least Expensive Option. The Best Option for Price and Services.
    $112.58
    Brand: Schilke
    $5.19 shipping
    Color: Gold
    Only 1 left!
    Finish: Gold Plated
  • Used Besson Prototype Cornet in Bb

    <p>Used Besson "Prototype" Chicago Bore Cornet in Bb and A. Comes with a case.</p>
    $595.00
    Brand: Besson
    $30.00 shipping
  • Conn Cornet (stock#908009)

    Condition is Used.
    $85.00
    Brand: Conn
    $19.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Mon, Sep 23
  • Vintage Olds "Ambassador" Cornet; Fullerton, 1968, Lacquer, Case

    The serial number, 651834, dates it to 1968. Overall, this horn is in good, playing condition. It has had a chem clean and has new felts / corks. The valves are quick, ported nicely, and have minor wear.
    $199.99
    Brand: F. E. Olds
    Free shipping
    Finish: Lacquered
    or Best Offer
  • Bach CR300 Cornet, Very Good Ready to Play Condition.

    Bach CR300 cornet, Elkhart Ind in very good ready to play condition. Valves are all free as are the slides. Has good compression. No dents. Does have scratches and lacquer loss so it is not real pretty. Serial #B52589. Great original case and Vincent Bach 3c mouthpiece. A great student/starter horn. Why rent?.
    $169.00
    Brand: Bach
    $41.25 shipping
    Guaranteed by Mon, Sep 23
  • Antique Rare Engraved Bell Victor Special C.G. Conn Cornet 1940

    $599.99
    Brand: C.G. Conn
    $35.00 shipping
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  • 1923 Holton-Clarke Model Silver Plated Cornet

    Good used condition 1923 model Holton Clark cornet with silver plating. The bell and leadpipe are yellow brass. The cornet has a. 461" bore. The 61,xxx serial number is a 1923 model. The Holton Clark model was produced between 1919 and 1931.
    $224.99
    Brand: Holton
    $16.45 shipping
    Color: Silver
    or Best Offer
    Finish: Silver Plated
  • Yamaha YCR2310 II Cornet SN: T64279 Made in China with Hard Case and Mouthpiece

    Yamaha YCR2310 II Cornet SN: T64279 Made in China. Serial Number: T64279. Model: YCR2310 II. This is a Yamaha YCR2310 II Cornet. This cornet has not been serviced. We are not the original owners and do not know the history of this cornet or when it was last serviced.
    $84.95
    1 bid
    Free shipping
    Ending Sep 23 at 6:57PM PDT5d 2hBrand: YamahaColor: SilverFinish: Lacquered
  • Blessing BCR-1230 Student Bb Cornet w/ Case, Lacquered Brass

    Manufactured in the Blessing facility in Elkhart, Indiana. The BCR-1230 Bb Cornet is again one of the 'All New' Blessing Student Brasswinds; painstakingly handcrafted by industry leading crafts people and artisans.
    $449.99
    Brand: Blessing
    Free shipping
    Color: GoldFinish: Lacquered
  • Nice King USA 602 Bb Cornet Outfit IN ORIGINAL CASE USA 5662828

    Nice King USA 602 Bb Cornet Outfit IN ORIGINAL CASE USA 5662828. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
    $171.99
    Top Rated Plus
    Was: Previous Price$199.99
    Brand: King
    Free shipping
    Finish: Lacquered
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Mon, Sep 23
    18 watching
  • Vintage EK Blessing National Cornet

    We promise to resolve any issues as soon as possible. It has not been played in a while so it may need maintenance, tune up.
    $149.99
    0 bids
    $32.99 shipping
    Ending Sep 23 at 9:31AM PDT4d 17hBrand: Blessing
  • KING CLEVELAND 602 CORNET

    THIS IS A KING CLEVELAND MODEL 602 CORNET. MADE IN USA. I BELIEVE THE HORN WAS MADE IN THE 1980s. THE HORN IS IN GREAT PLAYER CONDITION. NICE TONES AND EASY TO PLAY. THE VALVES MOVE FAST AND SMOOTH.
    $195.00
    Brand: King
    $15.84 shipping
    Color: Gold
    or Best Offer
    Finish: Lacquered
  • HN White King "Silver Tone" Cornet w/ case- Rare Vintage 172780, Med. Bore

    Bore, manufactured by H.N. White in Cleveland, OH, #172780. Includes Vincent Bach Corp. 3C mouthpiece and Conn hard sided carrying case. Very good used condition otherwise, all valves appear to be in good working order and the bell is in good shape.
    $395.00
    0 bids
    $28.30 shipping
    Ending Sep 22 at 5:21PM PDT4d 1hBrand: KingColor: Silver
  • Reynolds Medalist Cornet(1960-1962)

    A very nice playing horn!! No significant dents,plays great. No mouthpiece or case.
    $145.00
    0 bids
    FAST 'N FREE
    Ending Sep 23 at 6:33AM PDT4d 14hBrand: ReynoldsColor: GoldFinish: Lacquered
  • Lot (2) Pc Conn 4 Cornet/Trumpet Mouthpiece Vtg Silverplate & Unbranded - F/S!

    About : Though one piece is unmarked, it is nearly identical in size in all ways. ABOUT 'The Rickettes' (SuperCHARKA).
    $25.00
    Top Rated Plus
    Free shipping
    Brand: Conn
    or Best Offer
    Color: Silver
    Guaranteed by Sat, Sep 21
    Finish: Silver Plated
  • Used Reynolds Bb Cornet

    <p>Used Reynolds Bb cornet in lacquer. Instrument was produced circa late 1940s and is in good condition with minor lacquer wear (leadpipe and tuning slide). Includes original case.</p>
    $595.00
    Brand: Reynolds
    $30.00 shipping
  • Used King Master Model Bb Cornet

    <p>Used King Master Model, medium bore, Bb cornet in silver plate. Instrument is in good condition with wear at contact points and patch on top tube going into 3rd valve casing. Includes case.</p>
    $495.00
    Brand: King
    $30.00 shipping
  • Conn Cornet "Director" with silver mouth piece

    Serial Number L 58070 Valves work smoothly.
    $65.00
    Brand: Conn
    $10.02 shipping
  • bundy cornet

    bundy cornet. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope.
    $59.00
    Brand: Bundy
    $20.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Holton Cornet Mouthpiece 6

    <p>Holton Cornet Mouthpiece 6. Condition is Used and has some very light scratches. See pictures. NO RETURNS OR REFUNDS. Shipped with USPS Ground. Free Shipping. No International sales.</p>
    $18.00
    Brand: Holton
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer

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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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