Review: 3 Quality (but Underpriced) Vintage Trumpets

A review of three very nice (and affordable) vintage trumpets; a Holton Galaxy, a Blessing Artist and an Olds Special. Each of these is a very nice player, very nice tone and purchasing one won’t break the bank. It can be a challenge finding one in good shape – but this certainly is true of any vintage instrument. I do hope you enjoy the video! Continued best wishes, Jonathan Milam


John Cifra says:

Thanks for your videos, they are great, I really enjoy them. I have a dilemna, I have a 1956 Conn 22B Victor which has been my everyday horn for the past 4 years, I recently picked up a 1957 Olds Ambassador and I love it. The Olds seems much easier for me play and sounds great, both horns are in excellent condition. My problem is that I can only keep one of them. What is your opinion?

Ohiomusical Sawman says:

Very nice horns! I have an Olds Special trumpet, early 60’s vintage, a late 50’s Olds Special Cornet, and a late 40’s Olds Studio Cornet. Won all 3 on ebay for good prices, and love playing all of them. Will playing the Special Trumpet this Sunday in church for Easter.

eric flaaen says:

Do you sell any of your trumpets

JJnATX says:

Hi Jon – I’m an ex cornet player (played my uncle’s Olds back from ~50s). I have a son who’s entering into band as a trumpet player and I’m tossing around the idea of getting him an vintage trumpet instead of something new. Good idea? bad idea?

russell straight says:

Have you ever ran into Getzen eterna 900s the originals.

TheHighTower says:

Hey, which would you choose over the other? I’m deciding whether to buy a great condition Silver Holton Galaxy from eBay (which has no given date) or a Holton 48 which is in repaired and serviced condition. I know the Holton 48 is a older pro horn but wondering which you would choose?

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