Olds R-15 Recording Tenor Trombone

$1,599.00

Olds R-15 Recording Tenor Trombone

 

Serial # 290992

 

Year of Manufacture: 1959 (circa July-August)

 

Finish:  Clear lacquer

 

Bore:  (Dual) .495”/.510” (“double-octagonal fluted” inner slide tubes)

 

Bell:  8” Red Brass (Lubaloy)

 

Case:  J. W. Eastman Handcrafted case in Pebble Red (Burgundy)

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Brand:  Olds R-15 Recording Tenor Trombone

 

Serial # 290992

 

Year of Manufacture: 1959 (circa July-August)

 

Finish:  Clear lacquer

 

Bore:  (Dual) .495”/.510” (“double-octagonal fluted” inner slide tubes)

 

Bell:  8” Red Brass (Lubaloy)*

 

Case:  J. W. Eastman Handcrafted case in Pebble Red (Burgundy)

 

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:  $1,599

 

I’ve known about Olds trombones since 8th grade. They have always been highly regarded.  The R-15 Recording was one of Olds’ “top of the line” small bore Tenor trombones. This particular horn was sold to me by another customer of Corky’s.  He thought I might like it. It was one of Corky’s last projects before going in the hospital.

 

This is just a beautiful all-purpose trombone. I recommend this horn for concert band, jazz bands (large and small), Latin bands, Polka bands.

 

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.

 

*Lubaloy is an alloy of 91% copper, 8.5% zinc and .5% tin while “Red Brass” is an alloy of 90% copper and 10% zinc.

**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.