Extensively engraved, this cornet has the same gentle flowing curves that will remind you of the Grand Old Cornets of the past with one major exception. Using today's technology and Flip Oakes' unique design, he has added a playing quality has never before been achieved in any cornet. The most significant features of this horn is it's open wrapped, conical, one piece, hand hammered bell. This horn is extensively engraved. New this horn would cost you well over $4000! I know Flip personally. He put his heart and soul into his instruments. These cornets are very special!