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Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by entrancing1, Nov 10, 2011.
1959 Olds Mendez Bb trumpet
Olds Mendez Trumpet
The above is a link to a real Mendez model. The one you show is not an Olds Mendez model and is likely mis-represented or has been so heavily modified it is unrecognizable.
The Pinky ring is right, but there are no triggers and it has a tuning slide brace.
The pinky ring is right, but also the ferrules on the slides... the bulging kind. Also the valve top caps, and the brace on the 1st valve slide.
Hard to see in the photo, but it looks like there is something there where the 3rd slide trigger mounting brace should be, but I don't see the finger ring.
I think it is a Mendez with the triggers removed.
On my Mendez someone has also added a tuning slide brace, one of those adjustable ones.
Hard to tell w/lousy photos..... If it is, it's mostly not there...
not worth the asking price with all the missing parts...
Way too high priced, even if a Mendez sans parts, even if the parts are available in the case, even if there's a case.
I got one for $300 less, no bidding. Silver plated. (although I prefer lacquer)