The Onyx cornet was produced at the Olds plant from 1974-75, replacing the solid nickel-silver Argenta model in the catalog for two years before being discontinued. Onyx models featured a black finish over nickel-plated brass areas of the horn; the dark color contrasted with the polished nickel silver used on the tuning slides and trim areas.
Reynolds (Fullerton, Calif.)
Designed for the cornet player who desires a dark, mellow tone, the Onyx Cornet is an outstanding professional instrument that has been precision engineered for greater agility and tonal response. Top-loaded, inner-sprung pistons insure rapid valve action that affords immediate response for added versatility. The first-valve thumb hook provides for more precise control on intonation while the five inch bell flare helps project a rich, full sound. This instrument features a pure, deep black Onyx finish with nickel silver outer tubes and trim. Complete with deluxe instrument luggage.
Tuning Aids: first-valve slide hook; third-valve tuning slide stop
Materials: brass; nickel-silver outer slide tubes and crooks
Finish: Onyx finish over nickel-plated brass
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