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1947 Olds Super Recording Bb trumpet 



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This is a 1946 Olds Super Recording that has been completely restored by Charlie Melk.  Charlie has restored dozens of Olds Super Recordings and once he completes the job, the horn is as good or better than new.   The Super Recording represents the pinnacle of Olds craftsmanship and was the horn that attracted legendary trumpet virtuoso Rafael Mendez to become an Olds artist and later to lend his name to the Mendez model.  The Super Recording was actually known at the time as the "Recording model Super trumpet."  Prior to its introduction in Olds lineup.  Thus the new model built on the reputation of the Super. The Super Recording had three different design phases during its 12 year production.  This represents the middle of the three phases and is the most rare.  This particular was made while the dual leaderpipe (very desirable) was still being used, but also is the earliest model we've seen with the later more ornate engraving style.  In fact, in all our years of dealing with vintage Olds trumpets, this is the only one we've seen to combine these two desirable features.

This has the "dual leaderpipe" that is referenced in Olds literature. It has a brass leadpipe with a nickel silver sleeve that is placed over the receiver and leadpipe.  It is has a nickel silver tone ring, which missing during WWII era horns.  The bell engraving is the more elaborate SUPER and RECORDING crossed on the bell.  These older Super Recordings also have lightweight bodies (compared to later models) Supers and Super Recordings made just after this one have thicker brass tubing. The bell on some of these Super Recordings have a higher copper content than the rest of the brass on the horn, and this is one of those.  Not as much copper as Recording models, but definitely more of a gold brass bell.    

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

As a part of the restoration, preventative patches were placed on the connecting knuckles on the valve cluster as well as connection between the bell and the valve block.  The brass appeared to be a bit thin due to wear over the years.  They are almost impossible to detect and should insure that there is never a problem in the future.  This section of the horn is visible in the 4th photo from the bottom.

Engraving is sharp and clear.   The photos really don't due justice to the condition.  This trumpet is pristine.  

Valves have been replated as a part of the restoration with a precision valve alignment, so compression and valve action are excellent.

Does not come with a case.

Nickel plated trim and brass lacquer finish
Balanced forward valve section
Nickel silver outer leaderpipe
Nickel plated valves with offset middle valve
Nickel Silver tone ring
3rd Valve Slide Finger Ring  
Bell Engraving
Bore: .460" Medium-Large Bore
Matching serial numbers on all valve pistons, top caps and valve stems
Matching last two digits of serial number on bottom caps and inside of each slide tube
Two Pin Brass Valve Guides
Dual Trombone style lever water keys 

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