OLDS Recording -- L.A. vs Fullerton (??)

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by Robert Rowe, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Robert Rowe

    Robert Rowe Mezzo Piano User

    Dec 24, 2004
    I have (since new) a late '50's Ambassador. Always wanted a Recording model. Always seems to be some available, but I don't know what to look for. Are there (if any) "quality issues" between the L.A. vs the Fullerton production ? What's with the "Super Recording" model ?

    In brief -- what should I be looking for ? Anything to avoid ? What's a "fair" price (a range) ?

    Thanx, in advance,
    Robert Rowe
  2. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 23, 2004
    Nazareth, PA
    I agree with what Dylan said. And as far as I know, there's really no difference between the LA and Fullerton horns other than collector value. I think I read once that after a point the engraving on the Fullertons got kinda cheap, but as far as quality of the Recording I don't think they were effected much. I've seen them go for around 650 all the way up to 1000, sometimes more depending on what kinda shape it's in.

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