New Soprano Cornet


United Kingdom – September 2019 


Odyssey add the ‘Symphonique’ Eb Soprano Cornet to their range of high quality brass band instruments

Like all models in the Odyssey range of brass band instruments, the new Odyssey ‘Symphonique’ Eb Soprano Cornet has been designed in the UK by Peter Pollard. With over 50 years experience, it’s not surprising this master craftsman is one of the most sought after custom brass and woodwind builders in the world. 


With a luscious silver-plated lightweight brass body, offset with gold lacquered parts which include the slide, Monel valves, bottom and top caps, finger buttons and water keys, this cornet’s aesthetics speak for themselves. 

A real eye catcher without doubt, but it’s also the performance to cost ratio that make this beautiful soprano cornet a winner for players.

The response and intonation is superb and with high quality materials chosen in the construction, along with a Denis Wick mouthpiece, the tone is pure, honey sweet, rich and mellow with a voice that has a colourful role in brass bands, adding dimensions and dynamics sitting in the higher register playing obbligato over the top of a musical arrangement. 

With all the characteristics associated with a soprano cornet including the adjustable tuning lead pipe and the short travel tube to the 3rd valve, the Odyssey Symphonique Eb Soprano Cornet is lightweight and extremely comfortable to play, even for musicians with large hands.

To ensure players can maintain a high standard with this instrument, Odyssey has included gloves, a cleaning cloth and oil, whilst a plush lined robust canvas covered wood case, takes all the worry out of commuting with such a delicate instrument.

Peter Pollard has worked with countless musicians to create a line of brass instruments and is keen to stress that the development of the Odyssey Symphonique Eb Cornet, has also been in collaboration with Denis Wick, who has been making mouthpieces for brass instruments since 1968. He has since revolutionised the cornet world with his careful attention to sound and design. World famous French soprano cornet player Benjamin Richmanhas also played a major part in the playability and tonal input.


Odyssey Symphonique Eb Soprano Cornet Outfit.                                                             OCR1200S £849 rrp


The Odyssey range of brass and woodwind instruments is distributed worldwide by JHS         

Please email Lars Mullen to arrange for review samples.

Hi-res images are available for download here:!AoWp5wJmDu0Hgr0GmW49LYjE5GfsYQ?e=qaMCyw

About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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