FS: Reynolds Contempora 35 w F-attachment

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Posaunus
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FS: Reynolds Contempora 35 w F-attachment

Post by Posaunus » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:43 pm

For Sale:
A wonderfully restored Reynolds Contempora Model 35 -
Medium-bore tenor trombone w/ closed wrap F-attachment,
0.520" bore, single rotor, 8.5" Bronz-o-lyte bell;
nickel-silver tone ring (Kranz), bracing & trim;
brass gooseneck & tuning slide crooks.
S/N 549**. Manufactured 1958; restored by Mike Corrigan (BAC Horn Doctor) in 2014.
Slide tweaked subsequently by slide magician Bruce Belo, now smooth as glass.

I love this trombone – it functions smoothly and has a nice jazz / big band sound.
I am only considering parting with it because:
1. I recently acquired a Conn 79H (0.522" bore) which I have fallen for big time.
....I probably don't need two medium-bore F-attachment trombones.
2. My wife has laid down the law: No more trombones!

I am (reluctantly) willing to sell this trombone for $1,150 + USPS shipping from California.
Includes the original coffin-style wooden Reynolds case and a Reynolds mouthpiece.
Lots of additional photos. Also (for extra price) additional Reynolds mouthpieces.

Let me know if you're interested.
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Posaunus
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Re: FS: Reynolds Contempora 35 w F-attachment

Post by Posaunus » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:37 am

Perhaps I underestimated the potential interest in this wonderful classic Contempora trombone, made in Cleveland in 1958. It is in near-mint condition, and plays like a dream. A great medium-bore alternative to a Bach 36B, but with a jazzier, more commercial sound – and eye-catching looks.

In order to sell it (and keep the wife happy), I'll reduce the price to $1,075 + shipping, and throw in two Reynolds mouthpieces that perfectly fit the slightly oversize receiver.

If you're interested, please contact me. You won't regret owning this wonderful piece of history.
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Re: FS: Reynolds Contempora 35 w F-attachment

Post by Posaunus » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:51 pm

PRICE REDUCTION for this wonderful classic Reynolds Contempora trombone: Now $1,025

In excellent condition, ready to play now! :good:
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Re: FS: Reynolds Contempora 35 w F-attachment

Post by Posaunus » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:38 pm

Just a reminder - you may want to consider this wonderful classic trombone from 1958, in fantastic restored condition.

If you appreciate vintage trombones, you may love this one. Check out the description and photos.
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Re: FS: Reynolds Contempora 35 w F-attachment

Post by disco » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:52 am

I recently played this horn. It's in great shape, and although he refers to it as vintage, it's not a show pony or oddity horn that some vintage horns are. It plays really well, blows quite openly and has a really nice sound. Good for a lead in a Wind Ensemble, or Symphony set up. It would also be a great combo horn for casuals. Plus it's cheaper than the slide costs to convert your big horn into a medium bore. If you're thinking about it, you should give it a try.
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Posaunus
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Re: FS: Reynolds Contempora 35 w F-attachment

Post by Posaunus » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:14 am

disco wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:52 am
I recently played this horn. It's in great shape, and although he refers to it as vintage, it's not a show pony or oddity horn that some vintage horns are. It plays really well, blows quite openly and has a really nice sound. Good for a lead in a Wind Ensemble, or Symphony set up. It would also be a great combo horn for casuals. Plus it's cheaper than the slide costs to convert your big horn into a medium bore. If you're thinking about it, you should give it a try.
Thanks Disco. Your review is spot on. It really is a nice trombone.

It's a shame that so few trombonists know about the Reynolds Cleveland glory days. (I didn't before I acquired this one. :idk: ) Very innovative, excellent manufacturing quality.
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Re: FS: Reynolds Contempora 35 w F-attachment

Post by hyperbolica » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:28 pm

Beautiful instrument.
Posaunus
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Re: FS: Reynolds Contempora 35 w F-attachment

Post by Posaunus » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:36 pm

I know that, during this pandemic, times are tough. :(

But I can assure you that if you give this trombone a try, you'll fall in love with it. It's a classic from the Reynolds trombone glory days, that still plays beautifully, with a contemporary sound.

Special pandemic price reduction for April: $975 OBO. :good:

Ready to ship to you for your playing pleasure! [Plenty of time to practice before yoy dazzle your friends at your next rehearsal!]
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Re: FS: Reynolds Contempora 35 w F-attachment

Post by Posaunus » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:59 pm

The Reynolds Contempora has found a new home!

Thanks, Steve. :hi:
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