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.
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.