Brand: Olds P-16 Custom Crafted Tenor (“jazz”) Trombone
Serial # 999723
Year of Manufacture: 1977 (circa September)
Finish: Clear lacquer
Bell: 7 ½” Nickel plated over Yellow Brass
Case: Shown with high-end Pro-Tech
Supplies: Slide grease, Yamaha Slide Lubricant*, small water bottle, various silver or gold-plated mouthpieces to choose from (such as a Schilke 46D, 47, or 50 among others) with plastic pouch included.
I’ve known about Olds trombones since 8th grade. They have always been highly regarded. The P-16 Custom was the last “top of the line” small bore Tenor trombone that Olds manufactured before going out of business around 1979.
This is just a beautiful all-purpose trombone. The restoration work was beautifully done by Jim Huwe at Ward Brodt Music Mall (slide) and Band Instrument Repair Specialists in Wausau, Wisconsin. I recommend this horn for concert band, jazz bands (large and small), Latin bands, Polka bands. The decision to nickel-plate the bell was mine. Olds used quite a bit of nickel plating “back in the day.” It makes this P-16 Custom Crafted a special horn.
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*A buddy of mine has the best slides I’ve ever experienced. He switched from Trombotine to Yamaha Slide Lubricant a few years ago and swears by it. He says it rarely needs any water and only a spritz or two when necessary. I have Trombotine and Slide ‘O Mix available as well.