1948 Olds Studio Bb trumpet
This is a 1948 Los Angeles Olds Studio Bb trumpet.
The Studio replaced the Standard or "Olds" trumpet in the lineup in 1948 at the same time the Ambassador was introduced and the Recording model replaced the Super Recording.
These original Studio model trumpets featured a nickel-silver bell flare and a nickel silver tuning slide crook, which provide for "brilliant response" as described in the Olds literature of the day.
This particular instrument has the lowest serial number we've ever seen for a Studio and is lower than any recorded on the Olds Register, so if not the first Studio to be produced, this one is certainly among the first. The lacquer was quite worn when we received it, but the valve compression was excellent, so we had Charlie Melk restore it with new lacquer.
This trumpet clean inside and out. All slides are smooth. Engraving is sharp and clear. Matching serial numbers on the valve spring barrels. Does not come with a case.