This is a 1951 Los Angeles Olds Recording trumpet that was completely restored by Charlie Melk in 2019 and then maintained, but stored for four years, so it is essentially as at came back from Charlie's shop in 2019. Restored with new lacquer and replated/refitted valves and a valve alignment. This is as close as you can get to a brand new 70 year old Olds Recording! The cost of the restoration is just a little less than the price of this trumpet.
This trumpet was made during the couple of years of production of the new Recording model. The first catalog featuring the new model is estimated to have been published in 1951 and is shown above.
The new Recording model featured the same balanced configuration as the prior Super Recording as well as the offset middle valve, but differed with the new "Re-O-loy" (Olds name for higher copper content gold brass) bell and leadpipe, as well as a spring loaded third slide trigger.
Recording models made during the first few years of production feature new hand engraving which is more distinctive than later models.
This trumpet clean inside and out. All slides are smooth. Valve compression and action are excellent.
Engraving is sharp and clear. There are matching serial numbers on the valve spring barrels
Does not come with a case.