OLDS AMBASSADOR CORNET
This brass is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-01-15)
Price : US $41.00
For Sale is an Olds Ambassador Cornet, serial number 417440, which places its date of manufacture at about 1962. There are lots of Olds Ambassadors for sale on e-bay, but this is as it should be. They are great cornets (and trumpets), despite the fact that they were meant as ''student'' horns. The quality and sound of these horns are legendary. Some jazz greats, like Freddie Hubbard, played them at one time (as professionals, not kids!). Mine has a lacquer finish that is almost all there. It does have some spotting at various places. The main issues are: some denting to the bell tube (on the bottom), a bit of the bell rim is bent back, and tuning slide is stuck. All my attempts to loosen it have failed--maybe a tech can do it. But it you are playing alone, it really makes no difference, does it?! These issues have no effect on the marvelous sound that comes out of the bell of this Olds. And all are easily fixable by a tech, if the new owner desires to do so.The cornet is an iron horse. It feels heavier than the Holton 48 trumpet I have for sale. Kill two birds with one stone--practice your trumpet and get a little physical exercise at the same time! But seriously folks, I was surprised at the beauty of this cornet's tone when I first played it. I'm sure the buyer will have the same pleasant experience.Bore is .465 inches; bell is 4-3/4 inches. No case, but an Olds 3 cornet mouthpiece is provided.Shipping to the Continental USA only.
This brass is sold (sold on 2009-01-15)
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