condition: good make / manufacturer: OLDS 1946 model name / number: SUPER
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AN INTERESTING NOTE WAS SENT TO ME A GUY SAID
" Olds trombones had some inconsistencies over the years, to include bell diameter. Its not uncommon to see one with 7 3/8" or 7 1/2" or some other random measurement etc.......
The silver-plated Super has the nickname among Olds aficionados as "Hawaiian" even though technically it has nothing to do with Hawaii etc.... (you could take "Nickel" out of the description since I don't think Olds ever Nickel-plated the Super during the Los Angeles period, so 99% sure that is Silver-plated.)
What is has going for it: It's relatively rare, unique, and you'd never come across a horn like that in a store..."
OLDS RARE TROMBONE ALL BURNISHED SILVER OR MAYBE NICKLE SUPER 1946 SLIDES SMOOTH FINISH 97% OR BETTER HAS DUAL BORE ( NO CASE NO MOUTHPIECE )
I AM NOT POSITIVE BUT THIS MAYBE NICKEL OR ALL BURNISHED SILVER. IT IS FOR SURE NOT
THIS MAY HAVE BEEN A SPECIAL ORDER ??
THE USUAL SUPER MODEL IS A S15 THAT HAS A 7 1/2 INCH BELL.
THERE IS HOWEVER A MODEL S15FW THAT HAS A 7 INCH BELL BUT HAD A BRASS TONE
RING AND LIGHT WEIGHT SLIDES.
THIS ONE IS NOT MEASURING 7 OR 7 1/2 BELL WIDTH. I AM GETTING 7 1/8
????? SO THIS IS AN ODDITY...MAYBE VERY RARE ????
ANY INFO THAT CAN BE OFFERED IS WELCOME !
BUT AT ANY RATE I WILL EXPLAIN WHAT I SEE ON THIS
1 SLIDES SMOOTH AND FLUTED
2 ALL BURNISHED SILVER OR NICKLE 97% FINISH OR BETTER SWEET SHINE
3 BELL 7 1/8 ?
4 DUAL BORE .485 / .500
5 TONE RING NICE LOS ANGELES
6 SLIDE LOCK PRESENT
7 SERIAL NUMBERS MATCH ON ALL PARTS
10 BELL NICE A FEW MINER NICS ON EDGES SEE PIC 9
11 NEEDS DENT WORK SOME RIPPLE DENTS ON BELL A FEW OTHER DINGS AROUND
SEE PIC 11
12 TUNING SLIDE HAS A FEW AREAS NEEDING DENT WORK AND SOME IMPERFECTIONS IN FINISH IN A FEW SPOTS ( SEE PIC 2 BLOW UP PIC )
13 THE INNER SLIDE SHOWS WEAR SOME WEAR CONSISTENT TO PIC 12 ( LOOK CLOSE )
BUT SLIDE IS SMOOTH OUT TO STOCKINGS
14 NEEDS NEW WATER KEY PAD
15 HAND POLISHED AND I SNAKED OUT ALL SLIDES CLEAN
THIS IS ONE ODD TROMBONE MAKING ME THINK IT COULD HAVE BEEN A SPECIAL ORDER ???
I DID MY BEST TO DESCRIBE IT....PRETTY COOL BONE
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