300/400 Series instruments are known industry wide for their quality and affordability and 381 and 481 Cornets are no exception. Both feature the same great features that make 390 and 490 trumpets perfect of school use. Hand spun bells with wire reinforced rims, nickel silver inside slide tubes, and nickel plated, nickel silver pistons just to mention a few. The 481 Cornet has the same great features as the 381 with addition of a seamless gold brass bell. This provides the durability students need and the warm, rich sound they want.