Brand: Olds P-16 Custom Crafted Tenor (“jazz”) Trombone

$1,899.00

Olds P-16 Custom Crafted Tenor (“jazz”) Trombone

 

Serial # 999723

 

Year of Manufacture: 1977 (circa September)

 

Finish:  Clear lacquer

 

Bore:  .500”

 

Bell:  7 ½” Nickel plated over Yellow Brass

 

Case:  Shown with high-end Pro-Tech

SKU: 999723 Categories: ,

Description

Brand:  Olds P-16 Custom Crafted Tenor (“jazz”) Trombone

 

Serial # 999723

 

Year of Manufacture: 1977 (circa September)

 

Finish:  Clear lacquer

 

Bore:  .500”

 

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.

 

Price:  $1,899

 

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.

 

Cashier’s check is preferred. I also take PayPal, MasterCard or Visa when shipping nationally. International orders require cashier’s check (or other cash equivalent) or PayPal.

 

*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.