Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE

Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE
Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE
Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE
Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE
Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE
Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE
Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE
Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE
Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE
Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE

Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE
If you know these horns , than you know what this is. 86,121 is the 8th oldest documented Mendez trumpet including the 79, xxx prototype. The oldest regular production number known is 86,004. Take a look at the pix. This is an older restoration as I have had this for years (10┬▒). Done up in Gold Lacquer and the finger buttons are the original Gold plated. When I got it , although the horn was physically in great shape the Lacquer was in poor shape and just flaking off. To protect it and be able to play it on gigs I had it redone. One unusual thing was it had a Besson style finger hook that was added by the PO. My brass tech made me a copy of a Mendez finger hook brazing a ring to a base , just like the original Olds. Normally the front of the ring is cut out but I like it whole aka LA Ambassador. The valves have not been rebuilt but are in fabulous shape. Very fast and light and all the slides “pop” when you pull them out so I don’t think they leak. No case or mouthpiece. The horn is a real Beauty, super straight and a real player not perfect, just a few flea bites That don’ even show up in the pictures. Still, but no dents or wear. Great for a collection or to play on a gig, which I have many a time. Just didn’t put it on a Horn stand or used mutes. (Ok I babied it). If you have any questions, contact me and I’ll be glad to answer them. The item “Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE” is in sale since Tuesday, May 22, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Brass\Trumpets”. The seller is “bigb3545″ and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Key: Bb
  • Model: Mendez
  • Bell Diameter: 4 and 5/8 Inch
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Valve Material: Nickel Plated
  • Valves Type: Piston
  • Exact Year: 1952
  • Bell Material: Brass
  • Trumpet Type: Jazz
  • Finish: Lacquered Yellow Brass
  • Brand: F. E. Olds
  • Skill Level: professional
  • Leadpipe Material: Brass

Olds Mendez Trumpet One of the First Ever Made Los Angeles 1952 No RESERVE

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