Configured like a professional cornet, the BCR1230 offers playability, reliability and affordability for a student or school band program. The yellow brass bell with Shepherd’s crook provides a warm, colorful tone. It has a fixed 1st valve saddle and 3rd slide ring to encourage proper habits for correcting intonation tendencies. Smaller and more compact than a trumpet, the cornet is more comfortable to handle for a young student. The BCR1230 Cornet is an excellent option for the beginner in developing a strong foundation in brass concepts.
A lacquer finished cornet is the first choice recommended for beginners. Lacquer is a clear epoxy coating applied in the final finishing process to protect the natural finish of the brass. The tone is warm, clear, and focused. It is less expensive and easier to maintain.