Olds Ambassador 3 Valve F Bell Front Alto Horn 1960’s Serial #450846


Eb Tuning Slide Extenders Included!

1 in stock


This Olds Ambassador 3 valve F bell front alto horn is in excellent condition with 95%+ of the lacquered finish remaining. There are some very minor dings in the body of the horn and the bell has a few minor dings.  One specifically is down by the tenon of the bell on the inside of the horn. The bell edge does have a slight wave to it. The first valve finger button and stem are likely replacements as the finish on the finger button does not match the other two and does set slightly higher.  This does not affect the playability of the horn. Please see pictures. The serial number is “450846” making this a vintage 1960’s horn. The engraving on the bell reads “Ambassador Made By F.E. Olds & Son Fullerton Calif.”.  No mouthpiece is included. It comes a good used condition case. This is a great playing alto horn! It has that strong signature Olds sound to it. The valves are very smooth with great action. It plays very well up and down the register with a great big bright sound!

Additional Information:
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 95+% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose.
Lead Pipe Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Outside Body Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Minor dents and dings and minor bell edge damage.
The Bottom Bow: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Bell Diameter Approximately: 8 inches.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Case: Good used condition (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Ambassador Made By F.E. Olds & Son Fullerton Calif. (on the bell).
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Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 29 × 17 × 11 in