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1946 Olds Super Recording Bb trumpet 

$3,700 plus shipping


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This is a 1946 Olds Super Recording that has been completely restored.  The restoration work was done by Getzen for a previous owner.  We had no documentation of this work, but judging by the excellent condition of the original engraving, the restoration was well done.  There are only two cosmetic flaws: 1) there is a nick in the bell rim which likely predates the restoration.  There is not a crack in the rim, but a nick that cannot be repaired.   2) there is a tiny bit of lacquer wear on the third valve casing on the left side of the horn.   Other than this, the horn is immaculate.  

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 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 has a nickel silver tone ring that returned after the brass war-time and early post-war models.  In addition to the tone ring engraving, this version has the word RECORDING running lengthwise down the bell tube and into the bell flare. These older Super Recordings also have lightweight bodies (compared to later models) Supers and Super Recordings after 1946 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.  

Engraving is sharp and clear.   The photos really don't due justice to the condition.  This trumpet is in excellent cosmetic and playing condition.

Valves do not appear to have been replated as a part of the restoration, but compression is 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  
Gold brass bell
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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