I have made cornetts since 2008 for my own use under the guidance of Nicholas Perry. Now I am offering instruments for sale.
My instruments are based on museum originals that reflect the playing and sound characteristics of the time as well as modern cornetts that have become the norm today.
All instruments are hand made from start to finish using tools that would have been very familiar to 16th&17th Century craftsmen, no CNC technology is used. I try use local hardwoods, native to the UK, that have good properties for cornett making and that would have been readily available in the 16th and 17th century. Wild cherry is my first choice though apple, plum, pear and hawthorn are also excellent timbers.
Delivery of a new instrument is currently 4-6 weeks.
Treble cornetto in A:
A = 440 & 466 £900.00
A = 492 £850.00
Cornettino in D:
A = 440 & 466 £700.00
Alto cornett in G:
A = 440 & 466 £1000.00
Cornetts copied from museum originals:
A = 440 - after Christchurch, Oxford £900.00
- after St. Petersburg - small bore £900.00
A = 465 - after Vienna £900.00
after Edinburgh £900.00
Treble cornett A = 465 Yew
Treble cornett A = 440 Wild Cherry
Cornettino A = 466 Yew