So sorry the pics did not post before....don't know why I was having the trouble...
As posted previously, this is the alto I've been learning on for the last couple years, but I have determined I'm a tenor guy. I'm looking to liquidate this horn to help pay for a tenor. Consensus is it's a Pierret, stamped '23814' as its serial number. What's a good range to expect/ask for it?
Horn plays great, and has been regularly serviced, so it's ready to go It has a basic, modern Bundy mouthpiece. The case is in pretty amazing condition...as stated previously, all latches, springs and handles work, with no scratches or scuffs, just vintage 'patina'.
Steve Howard waxes lyrical about that one and so IF it is the same it could be rather lovely (with roller).
BUT... if it's more like a "Parisian Ambassador "or US made "Ambassador" it could be nasty.
Trouble is... any thread you read jumbles all three up and often suggests they're all the same, which they're obviously not. That in itself may reduce resale value as a buyer gives up on researching.
I have a Parisian tenor arriving soon so I should have more of an idea what they're akin to. I had an Ambassador alto years ago and disliked it. THAT was a $250 horn. Yours could be worth double if it's a Competition in disguise (and you reassure a buyer about it being serviced by having it... serviced properly, i.e. missing bits replaced).
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