Taylor Cornets are made to order only. There are two models to choose from, the Zeus and the Orpheus. We now offer both of these in their new Mark 2 guise. The layout has been improved by putting the main tuning slide in a forward facing position. This makes the cornet more comfortable to hold, and improves the look of the instrument as well.

Orpheus Cornet
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Long Cornet


The Zeus is the large bore (.470") heavyweight. A Cornet of immense character and power, with a varied palette of tone colour, and an immense dynamic range. It is a very powerful instrument indeed.



The Orpheus is an ML bore (.460") instrument, and though still a substantial Cornet, it is lighter than its bigger brother the Zeus. It is lighter in nature as well, a more subtle and sweeter sounding instrument. A very flexible all rounder that is also very easy and rewarding to play.

As each Cornet is made to order there is plenty of scope to personalise your instrument to suit your own tastes.


Photos shown on this page inlcude an Orpheus II in Bright Silver Plate with gold highlights. An Orpheus II Custom in Satin Gold Plate, and a very special order Zeus II Custom finished in Blue with Antique Silverleaf scroll work and silver plated highlights. Plus an American style long model Cornet finished in gold laquer.

Zeus Cornet
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Orphus Cornet Gold
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