Cornet Cornet in C

Cornet in C „Opera“ – Model

Model description

The THEIN cornet in C “Opera” – Model gives the player a special smoothness and stability thanks to its large bore and the small Kranz on the bell, so that every phrase can be played sensitive and precise.

After the end of the classical period the French horn had emerged as the main instrument from the large family of various horn instruments. But then there was a lack of a real conical soprano instruments. The invention of the Perinet valves at the beginning of the 19th Century in France lead to the development of a “cornet à piston”. The key was A and Bb, more or less the today’s main trumpet key. This type became very popular and spread fast. Trumpet players soon became also “Cornetists”.

Technical specifications

  • Valves: 3 Piston valves
  • Bore: 11.68 mm / 0.460”
  • Bell-ø: 130 mm / 5.119”
  • Bell rim: 10 mm Kranz
  • Wall thickness:  0.40 mm / 0.016”
  • Material: gold brass
  • Lead pipe: cornet shankFinish: silver plated
  • THEIN Mouthpiece recommendation:  THEIN HC-1 ½ C