This is a rare and amazing TrumpetA late 1955 or early 1956 Olds Mendez Model, serial #176340! So, why is this Trumpet so impressive? Well, for starters, the manufacturing company was founded by Brass Manufacturing Legend, Frank Ellsworth F.Olds started his company in the very early 1900s in Los Angeles, Ca, producing primarily Trumpets, Cornets, Trombones for the professional level musician. In the late 1940s the company began to expand their lines of instruments, designed for the non-professionals, yet improving upon the models for the top professionals.
It was at that time Rafael Mendez was approached by the Olds Co to be a clinician and endorser for their firm thus the Mendez trumpet was born! In fact, the Ambassador trumpet was being designed in tandem with the Rafael.
The essential differences between both models was that the Mendez model had double triggers and a higher quality, more durable claw type bracing, as well as, a few other features of design inspired by the French Besson Meha model. The Mendez model also features a big bore bell like its predecessor, the Super Olds.Of greatest importance, once the horn was carefully developed and manufactured, Rafael Mendez played this horn the rest of his life. Clearly his confidence and reputation were at stakebut he believed that this model was the best Trumpet on the planet! As you can plainly see, this Olds Mendez Trumpet has been reconditioned from front to back.
It was re-done in the following manner. We have thoroughly inspected every aspect of this magnificent horn and remediated any d. Ent or damaged parts that need repairing or replacement.It was put through its first of three (3) staggered interval Sonic cleaning baths. This is a process of intense cleaning, sanitizing, freeing stuck slides etc. Addressing literally every part of the interior of the instrument that normal cleaning cannot reach! Following these repairs, the horn was lightly buffed making the surface acceptance of its new finishes.
Then apply a light cooper plating, followed by a completely new Silver plating. OLDS MENDEZ TRUMPET SILVERPLATED GOLD WASH BELL" is in sale since Friday, December 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "musicshop-more" and is located in Falling Waters, West Virginia. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, South africa, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion.