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1946 Olds Super Recording Bb trumpet     

  $3,600 plus shipping

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This is a 1946 Olds Super Recording that is in very good restored condition.  We are selling for a collector that is downsizing and this horn has been in his possession for more than 20 years and was restored prior to his ownership.  Nothing is known of the restoration, but the engraving is sharp and clear, so it was done professionally.  

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, the Super was the top model.  Thus the new model built on the reputation of the Super.

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 1947 have thicker brass tubing.   Some Super Recordings of this era also have a gold brass bell.  Not the same level of copper in the later Recording models, but the bell is definitely more of a gold brass alloy than the yellow brass on the body and slides.  

There are a couple of wear spots to the lacquer, but they are minor.  The engraving is crystal clear which is an indication of the care taken during the restoration.   This trumpet clean inside and out.  All slides are smooth. Comes with an original  case in worn condition.  

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  
Bell Engraving
Bore: .460" Medium-Large Bore
Matching serial numbers on all valve pistons and top caps
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 key

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