This is a gorgeously restored Olds Mendez Bb Trumpet in lacquer! This 1966 (S/N 554xxx) Mendez is in stellar shape and it plays as nice as it looks! The Mendez is made by Olds with virtuoso Rafael Mendez, as a copy of his Besson Brevete at the time, with extra features including 1st and 3rd valve triggers as well as gold plated finger buttons. The horn plays as well as it looks, with the distinctive Mendez sound that we all love! The valves are in great shape and move flawlessly. Don't miss your chance to take this beauty home! Comes with a Bach hard case in great condition.
Here's what Olds says about the Mendez in their 1966 catalog:
"Designed by Olds with the help of Rafael Mendez, the result is "a trumpet player's trumpet." From pedal tones to unbelievably high register the response is even and has unusual carrying power and positive control. A new concept in balance, light-weight, full tone and original design.
Lightning-fast valve action, medium large bore, both first and third valve trigger tuning mechanisms, special light-weight brass alloy for extra strength, valve assembly centered for balance and comfort, distinctive mouthpiece taper for even response in all registers, gold plated finger buttons."
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