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Raw Brass Cornet
All For Brass

4BR - 4barsrest
Orchestra conductor Ray Farr Ray Farr Raw Brass Cornet front view Ray Farr Raw Brass Cornet buttons Ray Farr Raw Brass Cornet side view

We started the design process for our Cornet in conjunction with Ray Farr on the basis the world did not need another very good instrument. According to an extensive poll of highly respected musicians what's desired is an instrument that is easier to play in all registers, especially the higher and retained a big, well centred Cornet sound.

Combining all of Ray Farr's experience and expertise, with that of our chief designer's acoustic and mechanical engineering skills, enabled us to embark on a re-design of the Cornet; the magnitude of which had not been attempted since Distin, Michael Saurle, Stötzel, Blühmel or whoever is attributed with its initial development!

A key design feature of the unique Ray Farr Signature Raw Brass Cornet is its ability to blend with other makes of Cornet in the section, as well as making it a fine soloist's instrument to impress an audience with. This is achieved by combining the unique conical flair of its bell which amplifies the sound, the specific Raw Brass alloy used in the Bell's manufacture, incorporating its Random Mass design, Rimless construction and Bell Stayless™ all combine to produce a world class instrument which countless musicians who've tried it consider it to be the best Cornet they've ever played!

The Ray Farr Signature Raw Brass Cornet is produced in Bognor Regis, West Sussex by our company - County Instruments. Customer preferences, such as the choice of whether to incorporate a third valve trigger, can be accommodated during production. We manufacture to order and sell direct from the factory via our website. The Ray Farr Signature Raw Brass Cornet is not available from retail outlets.

The only way to really appraise an instrument is in the environment with which the player is familiar - home and band practice. To make an instant decision in a shop after a short period does not offer a thorough examination of an instrument's true potential. It is for this reason we offer three weeks' approval. To obtain details click on the 'Contact Request', then complete and submit form.