This Olds Studio Model two tone herald trumpet is in excellent condition with 99% of its silver/nickel finish and lacquered finish and very light player wear on the horn. There are a couple of very small dents in the bows of the first and second valve tuning slides. The braces on the bell have a rose hue to them. Please see pictures for details. In our research on these herald trumpets it was suggested that the Studio Model herald trumpets are nearly a foot longer than the traditional herald trumpets, making them the longest model of herald trumpets out there. The serial number on the trumpet is “561885” making this a vintage 1966 trumpet. The engraving on the bell is still clean and crisp. It reads “Studio Model Made By F.E. Olds & Son Fullerton Calif.” This horn comes in the original vintage case in good condition. No mouthpiece is included. This instrument plays incredibly well. It plays with a beautiful brilliant sound particularly in the upper register. The trumpet is very interesting to play with the length of the bell being what it is. You do have to get use to the balance of the trumpet. The horn has great response and the valves have wonderful action. The tuning slides have good compression.
*Herald trumpets are often purchased in pairs or sets. If you are looking to have a set of trumpets we do have multiple available.
*Please note in order to fit the entire trumpet in one picture we did lay the bell across the valve section. The overall picture does not show the trumpet put together.
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/nickel finish.
It has approximately 99%+ of the lacquered 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.
Lead Pipe 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: .460″
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition likely the original Olds case (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Studio Model Made By F.E. Olds & Son Fullerton Calif. (on the bell)
*Note: We do offer private appointments to test our high end quality instruments, please contact us to schedule an appointment.