Please be aware that our normal warranty/guarantee cover does not apply to this instrument as it has been pre-owned by a client and sold by us on their behalf. Whilst we do all we can to ensure that they are working to the best of their ability, such goods are purchased as seen. However if the item is purchased online, the procedure is covered by our distant selling rules which can be found on the delivery/returns page.
Olds Super trombones are familiar to anybody who has been around brass instruments for an extended time.
They were very popular in their day, which lasted from about 1935 until production ended in 1979. There are probably more than 10,000 of them in existence and you can buy one in very good condition for much less than comparable newer instruments.
They are immediately recognizable by the bell garland or "Tone Band" with the make and model engraved on it. The earlier versions were even nicer with lightweight red brass bells, all other parts nickel silver, the inside slide tubes were fluted to reduce friction and the signature hand engraved on he tone band. The earliest tone bands were 1" wide compared with the later examples at 5/8".
Wear & Tear Observations: This instrument is in a good condition considering the age. There are signs of use over time. The slides works well and is an 8/10 in terms of wear. There is a small patch of plating missing on one of the stockings.
- Handslide is dual bore .485/.500 similar in spec size to a 2B
- Handlside is lightweight brass
- This is a pro level vintage trombone
- It is the perfect size for a beginning student also
- Model: Super
- Key: Bb to Low C
- Body: Brass
- Water Keys: 1 Lever
- Finish: Lacquer
This trombone is supplied in a hard case and comes with a John Ridgeon Mouthpiece.