Hey guys, I'm new here and pretty much new to brass period. I'm a 25 year old music theory student (will have my bachelor's in a year and a half, then off to grad school). I'm a guitarist primarily but I also dabble and perform on a variety of instruments and decided to give brass a shot. Well I snagged a cornet in good condition (all slides work, only one tiny ding in the tubing, good mouthpiece, no valve issues besides a little dryness which was remedied immediately). I've never heard of the company nor have any of the folks at school. I couldn't find anything searching the internet so thought I'd take this to you guys. The cornet is a brass color with Silvetta across the bell. Also has Stradolin down the piping. I can't find anything on them and I don't expect it to be anything special, just wanted to get a bit more of an idea where it came from. I snagged it for $100 and for a working cornet in pretty good condition, I wasn't complaining. Thanks! And any advice for a beginning brass player would be helpful!