OLDS MENDEZ 1967 VINTAGE TRUMPET One of Olds top of the line professional trumpets designed by Rafael Mendez, considered by the world to be the greatest trumpeter in his time (1930s-1980s). This trumpet was produced in Fullerton, CA, with serial #643567. Olds instruments have been considered to be one of the best musical instrument makers in the U. All trumpets manufactured today & in the past are copies of the French made Besson models Meha & Brevete. The French Besson trumpet was made in France prior to WWII & it had lightning-fast valve action & a very pure tonality in all ranges. Olds trumpets, in my opinion, came closer to these characteristics than most other trumpet manufacturers of the time, much like the qualities of the Stradivarius violins. This Olds Mendez trumpet has been completely restored to original manufacturers specifications by Borodi Music, Ohio. All custom etching was included along with the silver & gold plating, & complete valve assembly overhaul. This horn has never been played after restorations were completed. Included with this trumpet are the original Olds Mendez case, an Olds silver-plated mouthpiece (#7c), cleaning kit, leather valve casing protection cover, & a spare set of valves. BOXES or equivalent out of U. The item “OLDS MENDEZ PROFESSIONAL 1967 VINTAGE TRUMPET RECENTLY OVERHAULED” is in sale since Thursday, October 29, 2015. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets”. The seller is “oldstrmptsseller” and is located in Gold Bar, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Olds
- Trumpet Type: Brass
- Model: Mendez
- Key: Bb
- Skill Level: Professional/student/comeback player
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States