Here is an ultra rare Courturier Bb/A continuous bore cornet in original gold plate! The valves are rebuilt on this cornet so they are better than when they're new in 1918 (S/N 16xx)! This cornet is marked M bore and features a continuous bore from the leadpipe all the way to the bell, including valve ports and knuckles! Original gold plating is in rough shape and there are a few patches and cracks filled with solder. The quick change mechanism works well even none of the slides can be moved, due to the idea of continuous bore would not allow any gaps with cylindrical tubes. Even with all the imperfections and damage, the cornet still plays fairly well and it is definitely a piece of American history that is not well known enough!
This cornet is part of the Jimmy Taylor Collection.
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