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1948 Olds Special Bb trumpet                   

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This is a 1948 Olds Special Bb trumpet in very good original condition. 

It does not have any dents or signs of damage.  It has the original lacquer showing very little wear.  All slides are smooth and the valve action is very good as is typical of Olds horns.  Compression is excellent. 

This is the version of the  Special that was made for only a few years after WWII. It has the very unusual leadpipe design that does not have a separate receiver, but rather the mouthpiece is inserted directly into the leadpipe. It also has very distinctive bell to leadpipe braces.  There is almost no nickel silver on the horn, save for the ferrules on each slide, the finger hook and the water keys. 

It does have the trombone lever style water keys on both the tuning slide and third valve slide. Around 1950, Olds began using traditional water keys on the third valve slide.

Although the Special was at the lower end of the Olds lineup, it is on par with the fine professional models that Olds was making at the time.  The Specials of this era are excellent players and are one of the "sleepers" in the Olds line of pro level trumpets. All original parts. This trumpet clean inside and out.  All slides are smooth.  Engraving is sharp and clear. Comes with the original case in excellent condition and a mild old trumpet odor.

FEATURES:
Lacquered brass 
Nickel plated valves
Leadpipe serves as mouthpiece receiver
Yellow brass two piece bell 
Bore: .460" Medium-Large Bore
Matching serial numbers on all valve pistons
Single Pin Brass Valve Guides
 Trombone style lever water key on tuning slide and third valve slide.

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