3. Bb-Cornet – Geneva Heritage L (Custom)

“This model is a custom model using the principals of the Heritage but with an extended lead pipe”

Phillip McCann

Phillip is one of the best-known names in the Brass Band world. He was born in Bo’ness, Scotland, where he began his playing career with the Kinneil Colliery Band. He held the position of leader with National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain for five years. His long tenure as Principal Cornet at Black Dyke was during the band’s world-beating period. His acclaimed series of CD Chandos recordings – The World’s Most Beautiful Melodies – is universally admired for the exquisite tone and musical expression in the playing; these recordings are featured regularly on BBC Radio and on Classic FM. Other broadcast credits recently have included an interview with Richard Baker’s informative Comparing Notes series.

We are eternally grateful for Phillip McCann's collaboration with Geneva in producing this cornet, designed to emulate the traditional warm brass band sound coupled together with amazing intonation and free blowing in all registers.

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"


£1,895.00 inc. VAT


11.79mm (0.464")


125mm (4.9"), Yellow Brass

Lead Pipe

Yellow Brass


1st & 3rd triggers, with Mini Ball Release


3 Stainless Steel Piston Valves (Top Sprung)

Inner Slides

Nickel Silver

Outer Slides

Yellow Brass

Tuning Slide

Yellow Brass


Lacquer or Silverplated (Optional)

Watch the video of this instrument.


Sign up for our newsletter