Styling, Ergonomics, Uninhibited Performance.
The new X-7 builds upon two years of research and development used to make the equally impressive X-13 (link here) and takes it beyond the traditional limitations of a cornet.
The smooth styling has been carefully balanced with function to improve, not only the aesthetics of the horn, but it’s playability and ergonomics as well.
The two-piece, machined nickel braces help improve overall harmonic response while also reducing tension in the horn that is typical of single piece braces mounted in a jig.
The trim-cut valve casing braces are both lighter and offset to broaden the sound profile and increase both response and efficiency.
Traditional cornets can be cumbersome to hold. With our drop-port (wide wrap) valve section, canted 1st/3rd slides, and side swapped 1st slide the X-7 allows a more natural, light grip.
The X-7’s defining characteristic is the “X” bend it shares with the X-13. Although visually striking the bend is much less about aesthetics and more about maximizing the tempering, burnishing and annealing in these key areas.