Here is a drop-dead gorgeous Olds Recording Cornet in great shape! The cornet has had a tinted relacquer job in the past and it is one of the prettiest Recording cornets that's been through the shop! There are small imperfections on the cornet, including some cracked lacquer spots where dents are taken out, lacquer loss on valve slides, and a valve block knuckle dent that we simply cannot get to without unsoldering the horn. The real interesting part of this specific Recording is the serial stamping looks messed up, but also a rare circular stamp instead of the normal straight horizontal stamping. S/N 200xxx puts the cornet in 1956, and it looks and plays about the same, or better than any new cornets on the market these days! This cornet features a third valve trigger and a rare factory first valve trigger.
Here's what Olds says about the Recording cornet in their 1957 catalog:
"Unparalleled quality and flawless action highlight the Recording Cornet and make it the choice of artists who demand the finest.
Depth of tone and carrying power are the result of the "Re-O-loy" bell; the valve position has been carried forward slightly allowing for greater comfort in the hand-grip around the characteristic recessed middle valve. The Olds effortless trigger tuning mechanism on the third valve slide provides for simple intonation changes on low tones.
The artist is assured of unlimited flexibility from the Recording Cornet by its maximum of conical tuning and freedom from abrupt air pockets."
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