The 723 "Imperial Series" range of Cornets were essentially a 923 without a first trigger. These are not to be confused with Besson Imperial Cornets, which came before these, or Besson 723 "international" Cornet which came later. The "Imperial Series" were produced to the same standard as the 900 range but aimed at the military market.
They are a great instrument for a developing player or as a back-up instrument. Featuring 2 waterkeys, 3rd valve trigger and the iconic british sound you get from Cornets like these.
This instrument is in mint condition and comes complete with original moulded case, Vincent Bach 5A mouthiece and also included is a Bach Leather Gig Bag (worth £170 NEW!) in very good condition.
If this isn't enough, the original warranty card is included; this sale is a real time capsule!
The unique 28A, designed to look like a trumpet, is accepted by professionals as the best long model cornet on the market. Every detail of construction reflects an elegance of craftsmanship which has made this model the leader in its field. This cornet has a tonal "edge" which adds a beauty of brilliance for solo or ensemble playing. The 28A will serve a dual purpose, for many professionals use it as a trumpet or a cornet. By using a shallower and narrower cornet mouthpiece, this cornet could be made to sound like a trumpet. On the other hand, by using a deeper cup and a wider rim mouthpiece, the 28A would have a true cornet sound. This unusual versatility is aptly demonstrated by the serious student who uses this model in concert band as a cornet and also for stage band or dance band work as a trumpet!
This instrument is in good condition and plays like a dream; The original top cap felts have been replaced with with finger button felts during a valve alignment, carried out in our workshop, taking this from being a great playing horn to new hights!
Although it's in good condtion, signs of use are apparent as you would expect with an instrument that's ~50 years old.
The previous owner only decided to part with this instrument when he purchased the 38A, the same instrument but in short model form. These instruments do have players hooked!
The instrument comes supplied without mouthpiece but with orginial Conn Constelation case.
This truely is an instrument for a descerning player who wants both the look and sound!