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1939 Olds Super Recording Bb trumpet 

$4,800 plus shipping

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This is a 1939 Olds Super Recording.  This is one of the earliest Super Recordings.  The Super Recording represents the pinnacle of Olds craftsmanship.    The Super Recording was known at the time as the "Recording model Super trumpet."  Prior to this model, the Super had been the model at the top of the Olds lineup.  Thus, this  new model built on the reputation of the Super. The Super Recording had three different design phases during its 10 year production run.  This represents the original design from the late 1930's and is the rarest.

More information about this rare early Super Recording model can be found in the 1941 Olds Catalog posted at Olds Central 1941 Olds Catalog.

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 also has the wider nickel silver tone ring that is only found on pre-war models.  These early models have "Super Olds Recording Model" hand engraved into the tone ring.  Other than the tone ring engraving, there is no engraving on the bell.  

This horn is being sold for a collector that is downsizing his collection.  It was completely restored by Charlie Melk in 2010, including replating/refitting of the valves and then stored. So while the restoration is 10 years old, it looks (and plays) like it just came out of Charlie's shop.  

Although not noted in the literature, this horn is one of the Super Recordings is has a higher copper content brass than the yellow brass of the rest of the horn.    

This trumpet is clean inside and out.  All slides are smooth.  Valve action  and compression is like new.

Engraving is sharp and clear.

Does not come with a case.


FEATURES:
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 Finger Ring  
3rd valve stop rod assembly
Bore: .460" Medium-Large Bore
Matching serial numbers on all spring barrels, top caps, valve stems, and slide tubes
Two Pin Brass Valve Guides
Dual Trombone style lever water keys 

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