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1948 Olds Studio Bb trumpet 

$1200 plus shipping

email us about this trumpet - centexbrass@gmail.com

This is a 1948 Los Angeles Olds Studio Bb trumpet.  The Studio replaced the Standard or "Olds" trumpet in the lineup in 1948 at the same time the Ambassador was introduced and the Recording model replaced the Super Recording.  These original Studio model trumpets featured a nickel-silver bell flare and a nickel silver tuning slide crook, which provide for "brilliant response" as described in the Olds literature of the day.  This particular instrument has the lowest serial number we've ever seen for a Studio and is lower than any recorded on the Olds Register, so if not the first Studio to be produced, this one is certainly among the first.

The lacquer was quite worn when we received it, but the valve compression was excellent, so we had Charlie Melk restore it with new lacquer.  

This trumpet clean inside and out.  All slides are smooth. Engraving is sharp and clear. Matching serial numbers on the valve spring barrels.

The original case can be included if requested.  It has some wear, but has a very musty odor.  A generic case can be provided if preferred.  

FEATURES:

Lacquer finish on brass and nickel silver
Nickel plated valves
 Nickel Silver bell flare and tuning slide crook
Bore: .460" Medium-Large Bore
Matching serial numbers on all valve spring barrels
New springs, felts and corks
Two Pin Brass Valve Guides
First valve slide adjustable saddle
Trombone style lever water key on tuning slide and third valve slide.

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email us about this trumpet - centexbrass@gmail.com

 

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