This vintage FE Olds Mendez trumpet is from the private collection of esteemed jazz trumpeter Ryan Kisor. As a native to Sioux City, IA, it has been a privilege to serve Ryan and his family for many years. We consider it a great honor to offer several items of his personal collection for sale on our Reverb page. Overall, this instrument is in great condition. The serial number, 281296, dates it to 1958.
Cosmetically, it the silver plating is in mint condition. The deluxe bell engraving is crisp and clear. The valves are quick and slides are smooth. Compression is great, age considered, and the horn plays nicely. The valve plating is in good condition, with minor staining, and all serial numbers match.
The first valve trigger is loose and, although it doesn't greatly affect functionality, should be resoldered / replaced. Aside from that, this is a great playing condition horn and has plenty of life left to give. If you want to see a picture of anything specific or have any questions at all, do not hesitate to ask. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Rays Midbell Music is a full service school music dealer located in Sioux City, IA.The original company was founded in 1939. We have had a Sioux City location since 1972. It is our goal to accurately and truthfully describe each item, pointing out all flaws and defects, by providing as many high-quality pictures of each item as possible. However, sometimes things can be inadvertently overlooked. Olds Mendez Trumpet Ryan Kisor, Silver Plated with Deluxe Engraving" is in sale since Monday, March 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "midbellmusic" and is located in Sioux City, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.