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Standard Cups

All Vacchiano models are available with cup depths B, C, D or E with either a standard or short cornet shank. We recommend the standard cups to players who are playing in a section with others who are either using trumpets or are playing on cornets, but with trumpet cupped mouthpieces.



Rim Specs



Cup Depths



Traditional Cups

The traditional Vacchiano cornet cups offer the sound quality sought by serious brass band players, yet greater versatility in range and response than other popular traditional cornet mouthpieces. All cups are available with the various Vacchiano rims  and in either the standard shank or the short shank style.


Shank Style




Traditional Cups


The SC Model 

SC stands for shallow cornet. Do not mistake this for a shallow cupped mouthpiece. Shallow is relative. In this case, relative to our deep traditional cups. This cup is far deeper than any of the standard depth Vacchiano cups. We recommend this model for those players who are using Eb soprano cornets in a traditional brass band setting.



Bore size = #23   (.154"or  3.911mm)

Back Bore : Symphonic "D"

  Cup Depth = .675" or 17.145 mm



The "A" Cup

Deeper and more "V" shaped the "A" cup is a moderately deep traditional cup. It's a wonderful compromise to the "A+" cup offering a deep, rich sound with greater playability. 


Bore size  = #20                (.161" or 4.089mm)

Back Bore : Symphonic "D"

Cup depth = .900" or 22.860 mm


The "A+"

Our deepest traditional cup. This cup has the rich, dark sound required by brass band specialists but with far greater accuracy, dramatically improved slotting in the upper register and overall improved intonation than other deep cornet models.


Bore size = #18          (.169" or 4.292mm)

Back bore = Symphonic "D"

Cup depth = .940" or 23.977 mm

Shank Options

All Vacchiano cornet models are available in either the standard or short shank styles.







Rim Specifications



Model #

Rim Shape


Inner Diameter

Outer Diameter
  #1.5 17.75mm .698" 1.090" 27.686mm
  #1 17.50mm .688" 1.096" 27.838mm
  #2 17.00 mm .669" 1.080" 27.432mm
  #3 16.50mm .649" 1.072" 27.228mm
  #4 16.25mm .639" 1.096" 27.838mm
  #5 16.00mm .629" 1.056" 26.822mm


15.75mm .620" 1.056" 26.822mm