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1954 Olds baritone / euphonium (and others) - $575 (Fisher's Landing)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Olds
model name / number: Ambassador/Studio

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I seek out good condition low brass instruments, get necessary repairs done to them, and add replacement parts (felts, springs, oil, grease) and find good homes for them. I have several available, but thought I'd put some samples out on their own.
I restored this 1954 Ambassador from Ohio, and it is among the straighter horns I've worked on (in the top 20 anyway). It has a raw brass finish with very few remaining lacquer areas (some are tough to remove). It can shine up (with MAAS polish) in 20 minutes to a gloss/shiny finish as shown in the photo. The condition is very good considering its 70-year age, but flawed if you are looking for a new horn. There are no major dents, but you can see details in the photos - there are minor dings here and there, but the horn plays wonderfully and is in excellent shape relative to many others available on eBay. The tubing and valves are in very good condition overall, and from 12 feet away it looks flawless, but up close you can see the patina that comes from age. Look at the photos for more detail on this specific horn. That is the reason that the horns are selling for 20% of the cost of a new horn. The cost comes out to equal about 8 months of rental for a "similar" modern horn, but the quality of these instruments is outstanding, and they hold their value well if taken care of.

I also have a selection of other Olds euphoniums that I've similarly restored over the past few months. For the first time, I actually offer a selection of horns from the 50's-70's including three of the student line (Ambassador) and two of the professional line (Studio) most with a detachable bell. These are great practice horns or actually sound better than many of the available "new" horns that cost far more (and they have no depreciation!). Prices range from $450-600.

Come and give them a try - I have two cases that are OK but not a custom fit; I recommend a great stand to use that gives them a sturdy base and makes the easily available to practice.... An upgraded Yamaha 48 or Blessing 12C mouthpieces is included.

Call or text Rob at 360 - six oh one - eight thousand.


Buescher, euphonium, baritone, tuba, band, yamaha, york, Conn, trombone

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