8. Bb Cornet – Geneva Cardinal – 2023 Model

The Geneva Cardinal 2023 range brings together the latest of innovations, pure luxury, the finest materials, attention to detail, and relentless quest for perfection.

Each of the Geneva Cardinal instruments feature decorative engraving that is hand crafted by gifted artisans, thus making your Cardinal instrument absolutely unique.

The venturi, featured on all the Geneva Cardinal lead pipes, is designed to allow the musician to instantly have much more sound, and an almost resistant free experience. We believe at Geneva we have raised innovation in hand made brass musical instrument production to a new quality level, but you the customer will be the ultimate deciding factor.

New for 2023 is the new paddle designed in collaboration with Richard Marshall of Black Dyke Band, and the improved 'Black Nickel Plating' resulting from a significant investment in the manufacturing production line.

"I choose to play the Geneva Cardinal Cornet for its sound quality and consistency throughout the instruments range. The sound is superb resulting from the exceptional hand craft skills developed since 1842 by the people of Kraslice."

Richard Marshall

Principal Cornet, Black Dyke Band,
Geneva Performance & Development Artist

"The more I play the Geneva Cardinal Cornet, the more I am impressed with the ease of the upper registers and how well the intonation is throughout the instruments range."

Vincent Bearpark

Principal Cornet, Valaisia Brass Band,
Geneva Performance Artist

"After what seemed to be a lifetime searching for the perfect instrument that could cope with the amount of airflow I wanted to push, I finally found this in the Cardinal Cornet." As soon as I picked up the Cardinal with its robust frame and Venturi lead pipe I new I had found the elusive match for me. I had previously compromised my upper dynamics and now without compromise I have simply the best cornet ever built"

Jimmy Hayes (Jonny Midnight - Dial M For Midnight)

Principal Cornet, Cooperation Band Glasgow,
Geneva Performance Artist

If the instrument is on back order don't worry you can still purchase the instrument online with a lead time of circa 4 weeks. Alternatively a 30% deposit will secure your place in the production schedule by contacting info@genevainstruments.com or telephone +44 (0) 1642 714464 who will be able to place your order into our production plan with the factory.

"The instrument is supplied with a free Gig Bag
If you would like to upgrade to a Presentation Case
please visit our case option section"

£2,935.00£3,350.00 inc. VAT


11.79mm (0.464")


125mm (4.9") Hand Hammered Rose Brass Bell with Nickel Silver Flare, Hand Engraved

Lead Pipe

Rose Brass, with Hand Engraving (with Open Flare into Receiver)


Main and Third


Stainless Steel

Inner Slides

Nickel Silver

Outer Slides

Nickel Silver

Tuning Slide

Rose Brass


Lacquer with Black Nickel Plated Trimmings

Listen to the people who play Geneva Cardinals




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