3. Bb Euphonium – Geneva Cardinal GVL

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

Each of the 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 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.

The GVL cardinal was designed and built by Geneva in collaboration with Glenn Van Looy an extraordinary Euphonium player known worldwide for his immense virtuosity. A unique mix of core materials, including yellow brass and a nickel flair bell, has created the warm sound Geneva were looking for with that extra edge of projection sought by Glenn. The key feature of the instrument is its open sound in its high register, exceptional intonation, and ease of playing.

"In addition to its remarkable playing features I find the aesthetics of the instrument, with its hand crafted engraving on the bell, rose and black finishes throughout, makes this instrument stand out as a unique work of art in its self"

Dr Glenn Van Looy

Professor Euphonium, Conservatoire Cantonal du Valais
Geneva Performance & Development 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"

£5,995.00£9,895.00 inc. VAT


Dual Bore 14.7mm – 16.6mm (0.579" – 0.654")


Bell 305mm (12") Yellow/Nickel

Lead Pipe

Yellow Brass


Main Tuning Slide Trigger


4 Stainless Steel Valves Compensating

Inner Slides

Nickel Silver

Outer Slides

Nickel Silver

Tuning Slide

Rose Brass


Lacquer, Silver or Marble with Hand Engraved Eagle, GVL Signature & Black Nickel Plate Accents

“Don’t take it for granted listen to the videos for this instruments tone and technical ability in a league of its own” GVL

An amazing example of how the cool and versatile the Euphonium can be – Takumi Yoshihisa




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