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Blessing B121 CORNET
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Scholastic comet, Bb, .460" ( 11. 7mm) medium bore, 5 " (12.7cm) diameter bell, two lever-style waterkeys, nickel plated nickel silver pistons, adjustable third valve slide finger ring, 7C mouthpiece, formed plastic case (C-121).
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Bore (inch): 0.460
Bell (inch): 5.000
Valves: Nickel, 3
Website: http://www.ekblessing.com
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Review Date: 8/12/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Excellent build quality, great sound, finish, tone.
Cons: no triggers.

I own the british short-model version of this instrument, the B-120, and have had it for the last nine years. It's taken me all the way up to ABRSM grade 8 and beyond, which isn't bad for a student model! The only reason I am now thinking about changing is general wear and tear from nearly a decade of heavy use, and a small patch of red rot on the first bend of the leadpipe. It's a fantastic instrument with impeccable build quailty and I'll be sad to see it go eventually, but I'm going to try and make it last as long as possible in the meantime. the only negative aspects I can think of are the lack of slide triggers and slightly 'Americanised' looks, i.e. marginally longer and thinner than other 'British' makers like Besson, but that's hardly a fault as it's still a gorgeous object. Ii does anything I want it to do quite easily, the only limits being the skill of the player as far as I can see. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Michael, Yorkshire, UK.

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Review Date: 8/12/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 


I forgot to mention that I have had some work done on it: I had some bracers put in and the third valve pared down a bit after dinging the third valve slide on a chair, rendering the valve stuck fast, but 20 worth of repair and it's been great ever since (that was 4 years ago). As I said before, absolutely great! Michael, Yorkshire, UK.
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Review Date: 7/26/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Resonance, great build, intune

I have the British style short version, too, the B 120. I bought mine used but in excellent condition. This horn is an amazing instrument. It really is made well, has good feeling valves that move well while being air tight, fine quality all around. It plays very nicely and has a wonderful resonance. I really like how it has the classic short cornet sound. It may be considered entry level, but it's a fine instrument.
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