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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jazz9, Jan 9, 2008.
It's an Olds Recording, jazz9. Best of the best era.
And ANA Mendez - you've got some beauties! Eye candy all over the place!
I just keep hearing more and more about these Olds' and I had never even heard of them before I came here. Obviously, they are great horns, and they have a great vintage look because all of them are old that I have seen. What happened with that company; did they close down a long time ago or something?
Hi, do you know Petter?
I think I paid $900.00 for the trumpet and my guy charged $500.00 for gettin it like you see, also had Andersons do a valve job for $250.00 (I think?)
The photo doesn't do it justice and it plays like butter on sterioids!
Nothing pretty....just an old, worthless, raw brass, beater......JK...it's my love...my 1945' Martin Committee!
Yea, beater my butt! There is no such thing as a beater committee.
ANA, I have to admit, I like the avatar on your TH account better...you and that no good, devilish grin................
Thanks, don't tell my wife!
The original Olds company shut down in 1979 after beginning with trombones in 1910. In those 69 years a number of industry icons, F. A. Reynolds, Don Agard, and Zigmant Kanstul plied and or learned their trade at the Olds Co. The famous trumpeter, Rafael Mendez. endorsed Olds instruments and one bearing his name was designed in the 50's. Their quality trumpets included the student model Ambassador and ranged up the the Mendez horn. Good instruments were built from the 30s until the late 60s when overproduction resulted in poorer quality.
Today there is another company selling Olds instruments, but it is not the same set of products, they just bear the Olds name. I don't know about their quality, but have read that they are not great.
Olds Central: Information on trumpets and cornets by F. E Olds and Son 1928-1979
Thanks veery and everyone else for the pics. I have been out for a long time, and I just checked up on it. Thanks again!