This item is a Model 184, Bb Stradivarius cornet in sliver plate. The serial number is 230999, I think, though this would need to be checked as I am not an expert. The condition of this instrument (as can be seen from the photographs) is superb, and it plays beautifully. There are a couple of minor issues: there is a very small indent on the edge of the bell which is hardly noticeable. Also the handle of the case is slightly worn though still fine to use.
PRICE REDUCED FROM £1,000 FOR QUICK SALE!
My parents bought the cornet for me when I was a child in around 1985 and I have played it in an amateur capacity ever since. It has been particularly well cared for and kept oiled and vaselined and stored in its case. I do not play anymore, so I am selling to someone who will take good care of the instrument and put it to good use.
Bach Stradavarius Cornets do not regularly appear on the second hand market so this is a rare opportunity to buy a really top quality instrument at a fraction of the cost new. I am informed that these cornets are currently selling new for over £3,000.