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SOLD! (1956 Olds Opera Bb Trumpet — Remarkable Condition)

Placed: Sep. 14 '21: 9:20 pm   Views: 171 
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The man I bought this from acquired it from his friend who picked it up from an estate sale for the principal tuba player for the Portland Symphony. According to the friend, the tuba player received this gift from Olds back in 1956 (matches the serial number 236514). The horn essentially sat unplayed until 2010 when the friend purchased it from the estate. He had the valves aligned by Bob Reeves (we have the alignment report). The man I bought it from then played it for about a year until he was struck with Bell’s Palsy and it remained stored in its original case. He sold it to me in 2018, and I did play it for awhile and love the sound of it. However, I’m more used to a smaller bore trumpet (Olds Super) and it has now sat in its case again for the better part of three years. While you can see lacquer finish imperfections, this is about as close to a mint condition 1956 Olds as you can get. Price includes original case in pristine condition (still smells good!). I will cover the shipping in the lower 48. Anywhere else you will need to pay for shipping. Here are some more pictures:

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All sales are final . . . The Olds Opera is only for somebody who knows what this instrument is all about and wants a nearly time-capsule specimen. Thanks!
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(828) 779-1405
Category: Bb Trumpets
Item price: $1,500.00
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