SLM still produces horns with the Blessing name that retain a few of the old styles but they are now made overseas. The new Olds horns are also made overseas and they only make student horns now. Olds and Blessing made horns are still sought by student and pro players since they play so well.
The serial number is H40457, which should date the horn to 2014. This horn is still NEW and I bought it from the Olds Company as an older model closeout to dealers. It is an intermediate model that they don't make anymore and the lead pipe is marked NLTR115. The horn is very close to the Powell designed Blessing BTR1580.The best thing about this horn is the great tone and intonation it has. The logo on the horn says. It is described from Olds as.
TRUMPETS ARE ALL ABOUT FEEL, AND THE INTERMEDIATE TRUMPET FROM F. OLDS, THE NLTR115, HAS THE LOOK AND FEEL OF A PRO TRUMPET. MADE FOR A FULL, POWERFUL SOUND, THIS HORN WILL INSPIRE CONFIDENCE IN ANY ASPIRING PLAYER.THE NLTR115 COMES EQUIPPED WITH ADVANCED FEATURES, SUCH AS AN ADJUSTABLE 3rd VALVE SLIDE STOP, NICKEL SILVER OUTER SLIDES AND MONEL VALVES, FOR SUPERIOR TUNING AND PLAYABILITY. 4 7/8 2-PIECE YELLOW BRASS BELL. ADJUSTABLE 3rd VALVE SLIDE STOP. It has a heavy silverplate finish and looks very much like a Bach Strad. The bell is 4 7/8 and projects well. I played this horn for a short time while setting it up to play from the box and it plays very well. The horn was lubed and then was polished. I put it together and checked it and added bumpers on the 1. It really is a modern beauty that will play! It has a wonderful full clear tone, and a nice bright sound (Melanie said I sound great on this horn, lol, as always). It plays free and easy in all registers. It plays full and in tune from the bottom of the staff to the top. In my opinion it plays as well as any modern intermediate trumpet! There is a nice stop rod on the 3. Valve slide that aren't found on a lot of the intermediate models. The valves are monel and run fast and smooth. The horn plays very full all the way into peddle tones.
There are NO dents in any of the tubing and as we said earlier, this horn is NEW. I have tried to capture the engraving that is hard to read in the pictures. I really LOVE the sound of it and it can really play! The trumpet comes with a 7C mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is also NEW.
The outside is black with and the inside is black colored plush. There is storage for one mouthpiece and a space outside for accessories. Its a great horn for a student, intermediate player, comeback player, pro, or maybe someone who wants to have a NEW horn! This horn was built to play and last. Dont miss your chance to get a NEW Great playing and looking American made trumpet!!Since we have had a bad apple now, we are including this Legal Stuff. Use this time to clear up anything that may be of concern. You must pay within 10 days or we will re-list the item.
Our feedback shows WE TAKE CARE OF OUR CUSTOMERS! And HEY, have a great day. The item "NEW Olds NLTR115 intermediate level trumpet with Protec case Made in the USA" is in sale since Monday, September 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "melsflute" and is located in Louisville, Kentucky.
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