With its compact size and distinct mellow tone, the cornet has a lot in common with a trumpet - in fact, both have a similar look and are usually played in the key of Bb. With that in mind, cornets are the better choice of the two for beginners and student musicians since they're easier to hold for players with smaller hands. If you have a youngster in mind that shows an interest in playing a brass instrument, a student Bb cornet is an excellent option and in this catalog you'll find an impressive range of models.
A quick look at this selection will make it evident that student Bb cornets vary in price and come in a wide variety of finishes - so the right one for you come down to your own tastes and budget. Not sure where to begin? Kick things off by turning your attention to the Blessing BCR-1230 Series Bb Cornet Silver. Featuring a .460" bore designed for a balanced tone and sporting a 1st valve thumb saddle for easy intonation adjustment, the BCR-1230 is a terrific entry-level cornet with smooth action and huge projection. A case and mouthpiece are also included with this model - so your aspiring youngster can start making music from the get-go.
Or, if you're willing to spend a little more, you'll certainly get more bang for your buck with the Getzen 381 Series Student Bb Cornet. Not only does this beautiful horn have an amazing response, but its gold brass leadpipe makes for a well-centered sound. Along with other first-class features like nickel silver piston valves, a seamless bell and more, the 381 Series Student Bb Cornet is capable of turning the heads of even the most discerning cornet players.
When a student shows an eagerness to take up an instrument that's as classy and sophisticated as the cornet, their interest deserves to be nurtured - and the best way to do that is to reward them with a cornet that was built with their yearning to play in mind. By choosing this section for a new student Bb cornet, you can take comfort in knowing that any choice you make will be a fantastic one.