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
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