This Olds Recording Model Trumpet is in mint condition. It has been completely overhauled and re-lacquered. This horn has a Caprion (copper) bell with silver and gold accents on the body. The serial number makes it a vintage 1954 trumpet. On the third valve trigger ring there is some player wear to the silver finish and that is the only place we could find any wear to any of the finish on the horn. The engraving on the bell is gorgeous and still nice and crisp. It reads “Olds Recording Made-By F.E. Olds & Son Fullerton Calif.” surrounded by scrolling leaves. Olds moved from L.A. to Fullerton, CA in the early 1950’s making this horn part the earliest batch that came out of Fullerton. The horn comes in replacement Bach Strad case in good used condition. No mouthpiece is included. It has a big, dark sound with great overtones and good intonation.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
It has approximately 99%+ of the silver finish.
It has approximately 99%+ of the lacquered finish.
It has approximately 99%+ of the copper finish.
Player Wear: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose.
Valve Triggers: It has a third valve trigger that is in good working condition.
Lead Pipe Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 4 5/8 inches.
Bore Size: . 465″
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition replacement Bach case (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches). The case has some wear to the outside edges particularly the corners.
Engraving: Olds Recording Made-By F.E. Olds & Son Fullerton Calif. (on the bell)