It's no secret that the Olds Super Recording is Trent's favorite vintage trumpet design, so we're always excited when we have a chance to offer one for sale through the shop! This horn does have some signs of aging, especially in the lacquer, which has some wear and cracking. Valve compression is good for the age of the instrument, although a thicker oil like Berp #3 will give the best results. The crooks have been replaced on the tuning slide and second valve slide. This particular horn is the version with the single-tube leadpipe. We've had several fully restored twin-tube Super Recordings sell for well over $4,000; this is your opportunity to get a nice Super Recording at a more affordable price point.
Check out some videos of Super Recordings we've previously sold in the shop:
This is a wonderful horn that can sound dark and mellow, but also can brighten up quite a bit when given some gas. The serial number places this horn around 1947.
From Robb Stewart:
"The Super Recording trumpet was actually designed for use in the recording studio and specifically for Harold Mitchell, who at the time, was the most sought after for this work. Harold Mitchell's son, Ollie, still owned that first Olds Recording trumpet at the time of his death in 2013. Ollie had his own very successful career as a studio trumpet player. I have not been able to determine the date that the first Super Recording trumpets and cornets were made, but they were not yet offered in the 1939 Olds catalog. I believe that the the first two were made in about 1939, but weren’t offered in the catalogs until a little later. Hopefully, more data will come to light in the future."
- Single-tube leadpipe
- Balanced Action
- Ergonomic valve block
- Nickel bell garland
- Trombone-style water keys
- Valves have good compression for the age of the instrument
Sold with no case or mouthpiece
Shipping cost reflects the cost of insurance for such a rare instrument
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