Vincent Bach / R. Stewart “Stradivarius” Cornet Pocket Conversion
1935 / 2008
Here’s a terrific new project – a “what if” instrument just completed by Robb Stewart, for his personal collection. As far as I know, Bach never made a pocket cornet or trumpet.
Since Robb has started doing pocket conversions and bell-rebending for me, he has talked about wanting to do a Strad. He found a terribly damaged “donor horn” to start with. Most sane people would have utilized this cornet for parts only. Not only did he have to rebend the bell to shorter pocket configuration, but he had to add a new section where the bell had been broken in half.
Robb reports that it “plays like a Bach.” You may interpret that as you wish!
Length (shank removed): 8”
Bell Diameter: 4.75”