Contempora nudes

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by contempora, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. contempora

    contempora New Friend

    Jan 17, 2005
    Burnsville, MN
    For anyone interested in what their vintage (pre-1964) Reynolds Contempora trumpet/cornet would look like stripped to the raw metal, I offer this page, which summarizes my recent experience stripping a 1959/60 Contempora tenor trombone.

    Very interesting (to me) to see that it appears Reynolds used a colored lacquer layer to achieve the final color on the Contempora horns, as well as a clear coat to protect everything.

    Moderator Mikey can chime in on how it sounds if he likes... definitely a "no harm, no foul" result in my book.
  2. tom turner

    tom turner Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Georgia, USA
    DANG IT! . . . I thought this thread read "Contemporary Nudes!"

    I didn't know that YOU were the "stripper." ;-)

    Warmest regards,

    (fellow Reynolds Contempora/Argenta fan)

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