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1948 F.E Olds & Son Ambassador Los Angeles, CALIF.

  • 1948 F.E Olds & Son Ambassador Los Angeles

    Serial 27453


    Serial number stamped on valves

    Excellent player!

    Very early example of Olds Ambassador Model 


    Developed by F. A. Reynolds in close collaboration with Raphael Mendez. Arguably, the Ambassador is the most famous student trumpet ever made, produced with the same care and mandrells than professional trumpets. Olds was, for its entire history, a one-tolerance shop. That is, all instruments were made to the same level of quality. Therefore, the Ambassador was subject to the identical quality control as other professional horns. The Ambassador was never a lesser version of the Mendez, nor was the Mendez a sophisticated version of the Ambassador. Those players sufficiently astute to ignore the stigma of the Ambassador being a student trumpet are well aware of this.


    Technical condition: valves and slides move smoothly and lightly, very good compression

    Visual condition: no dents, no dings, lacquer finish: approximately 50% remains, lacquer has: scratches, discoloration, loss

    Finish: lacquered instrument, original lacquer finish

    Additional information: overviewed, cleaned, Vincent Bach Corp. 7C mouthpiece, Carl Fischer case


    Ready to play!

    3 450,00 PLN

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