Designed with students in mind and featuring mobile 1st and 3rd valve slides and third valve water key. Now has a Smith Watkins design Leadpipe. Rose brass bell and Leadpipe. Excellent performance and build quality. Simply stunning! Available silverplated or in lacquer. N.B. The 171SW and 271SW models only differ by the addition of the triggers on the 271. The 171 series exhibit all the excellent performance characteristics of the 271 series.
"It was a pleasure to play the Blues 171 Cornet: the instrument is easy to play and very responsive. It encompasses a clear, focussed sound which projects well. I like the sound the cornet makes—it has a warm core but with enough brightness to carry. The intonation is excellent, and feels even throughout the full range and at the different dynamic levels. I think it’s a fantastic buy. It’s great that beginners will be able to play such a high quality instrument at an affordable price. In my opinion, the instrument is good enough to take a student right through from novice to professional level. A thumbs up all round!"
Chris Deacon - Trumpet - Royal Ballet Symphonia