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1952 Los Angeles Olds Recording Bb trumpet 

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email us about this trumpet - centexbrass@gmail.com

This is a 1952 Olds  Recording that arrived to us as in straight and unaltered original condition with excellent valves, but with very splotchy lacquer.  We chose to have Charlie Melk remove a few dents and what was left of the original lacquer and then restore with new lacquer.  There are a few minor imperfections under the lacquer, but we chose to keep any buffing to a minimum and preserve the original integrity of this fine instrument.  Bell engraving is in excellent condition.  

Like the Super Recording, this model has the offset middle valve and balanced forward valve design, but also introduces new features which made this horn one of the most unique and distinctive of all modern trumpets; the Rey-O-loy bell and leadpipe, more commonly known as "rose brass" for the higher copper content; the spring loaded third valve trigger; and the distinctive custom engraving. These early Los Angeles Recordings each have unique hand engraving which was standardized in later models.  This is also from a brief (less than a year) period of Olds production on Recordings and Supers that have "straight-sided" balusters rather than the normal bulb-shaped that is found on Olds horns before and after this time frame.  The valve casing on this horn looks more like a NY Bach than an Olds. These early  Recordings have serial numbers stamped on the spring barrels.

This trumpet clean inside and out.  All slides are smooth.  

Engraving is sharp and clear

Valves are in excellent condition

Does not come with a case. 

FEATURES:
Lacquered finish over rose and yellow brass and nickel silver
Balanced forward valve section
Rose Brass leadpipe
Nickel plated valves with offset middle valve
Rose Brass Bell
Spring loaded 3rd Valve slide
Ornate Bell Engraving
Bore: .460" Medium-Large Bore
Matching serial numbers on all valve spring barrels
New springs, felts and corks
Two Pin Brass Valve Guides
Trombone style lever water key on tuning slide.

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email us about this trumpet - centexbrass@gmail.com

 

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