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Olds Mendez Trumpet

Sold ! This brass is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-13)
Price : US $800.00

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This is a beautiful Olds Mendez Bb trumpet that is in great shape. I bought it brand new around 1958 or 1959 (I think).  I have the original warranty card that says its Serial # is643433 which matches the one on the horn. It says it is Model# 4125 and Lot# 115. The reason I'm selling it is because of some dental surgery that has screwed up my mouth and my embouchure.  I went to a horn clinic at the Monette factory (75 miles ) away and they tried several mouthpieces to no avail,so now I'm playing vibes. Anyway,the horn has no dents and the laquer is in good shape considering the year. The spit valves and the kicker slides ( one on the first valve and one on the third valve work perfect.  There is no leakage around the spit valves and the valve springs and felts are fine. In September of 06 when I finally accepted that my trumpet days were over,I gave both horns ( I also played a Getzen Severson model) a ''tune-up'' and I have receipts for that work, a copy of which I will include with the horn. The black case still has the Olds sticker on it and it came with an Olds 7C mouthpiece which I have never used and will include. I'm probably rambling but this is like saying goodbye to an old friend.  I played a lot of jobs for a lot of years with this guy and it never let me down. It just doesn't make any sense to keep it in a closet when someone can make some beautiful music with it. It has all the tonal quality that F.E. Olds built into the Mendez and I know you'll enjoy it. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Sold ! This brass is sold (sold on 2008-10-13)

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