Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2016
....leave it to ol' Saxophonium to get it completely wrong (no, not the part about trying to sell a $600-700 horn for $2000...he tries that all the time). :tsk: I mean the attribution to Pierret, which it so clearly is not.
Sheesh...I mean, can this person do just FIVE minutes of research ?
OK, so...what this is is an Olds Studio. Very interesting, because I have never seen this stenciled model before.
In Brasses, Olds has/had the Ambassador, Special, Studio, Recording, and Opera models (going low shelf to high shelf).
We have seen Olds Ambassadors...the earlier ones, pre '50's, being Martin Handcraft Imperial stencils...the later ones being (ding-ding-ding) Pierrets.
We have seen Olds Supers...those very cool albeit odd-looking ones (with the flute-ish keycups) which people still debate as to whether they were actually produced in-house by Olds or not. But they certainly weren't made for very long.
We have seen Olds Operas....these are Buffet DynAction stencils (to my knowledge, the only time DynActions were ever stenciled).
But this is the first time I have ever seen an Olds Studio.
It looks to certainly be a Martin with altered bellbrace and keyguards...but I am not sure which model.....and ol' Saxophonium didn't divulge the serial # (I cannot quite make it out from his photo, either); so hard to tell the era of production except from stylistic specs....and granted, a rather aesthetically clunky and odd conglomeration of details she exhibits.