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From the 1950 Olds catalog:
"Tireless and tension-free playing is offered the trombonist with the well-balanced Ambassador instrument, into which has been incorporated the Olds skill and knowledge of fine trombones.
Hand straightened slides permit the chromium plated inside tubes of the Ambassador trombone to be fitted to closer tolerance, eliminating loss of air and assuring free action; for maximum safety, both slide and bell locks are supplied. The full range of harmonics so essential to a trombone, has been carefully balanced for true intonation and scale.
Of hard drawn seamless tubing, the sturdy braces are designed for comfort; the nickel sliver trim gives added beauty and durability to the Ambassador trombone, the instrument of long lasting 'quality' performance."
LA Olds trombones usually only last minutes here, so think about coming by the store before finishing reading this listing! This Olds trombone is in great shape for any used trombone, but especially great shape for its age.
Some mild lacquer wear is showing on the bell section opposite where the cork barrels rest in the case. Otherwise, the bell section only has very minor scratches from use, but the lacquer is almost entirely intact. More lacquer wear can be found on the gooseneck, and some previous dentwork likely caused the lacquer wear in the main tuning slide. The main brace between the bell and the slide receiver has a minor dent, but the rest of the horn looks to be dent-free. There's also some minor spots of lacquer wear up and down the outer hand-slide, but far less than we typically see from trombones of this age.
When this Olds Ambassador arrived here, we sent it through our shop, as we do with all of our used horns. Dentwork was required on the bell, handslide, and tuning slide, and the horn got an ultrasonic cleaning as well. Our professional brass technician then play-tested the horn to make sure it's ready to go.
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