1960's era F.E.Olds nickle silver "OPERA' large bore professional trombone. Deluxe case and excellent condition.
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Hi! My name is XXXXX XXXXX X am pleased to assist you. Could you provide an image for review and note overall condition, paying special attention to ANY visible flaws?
I am sending photos of the trombone. I played it regularly until I developed asthma and I purchased it new. The slide is perfect. I enclosed pics of two small dents. One at the edge of the bell and one up by the tuning slide. It has the greatest range of any horn I ever played. Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX
I don't know if my pictures went through to you or not. I'm not computer savvy enough to be sure how to do this. Any help would be appreciated. Bill
Thank you very much. I have checked recent sales for you (past ten months) and the trombone series is currently selling on the secondary private seller market from $750 to $1,100 pending actual condition and demand...
Potential sales venues would be local listings on Craigslist.org, eBay.com, Rubylane.com or etsy.com , consignment to a local collector shop or inclusion in a local estate sale as an add-on.
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I'm sorry, but I don't feel that you took into the rating that this is a large(technecally) a bass trombone, but without the F attachment, and was a rare model for use in combo and jazz use. It was not a regular model and used a bass trombone mouthpiece. For that reason I feel that it would be valued higher. Thank you for your time. Bill
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HI...sorry for the delay, but the east coast storms crashed my computer, killed power for three days and all internet access as well.
I understand the model is relatively scarce and honestly, took that into full consideration. Please understand all I can do is search completed sales for you and using my personal experience, tell you what you can expect to sell the piece for. If it did not have the attributes you noted, the value would have been $350 to $550 on the private seller market. The market, due to the economy, is very soft at present on anything like this. And, unfortunately, a private seller cannot generally get as much as a full line stocking music shop will.
It is suggested that perhaps you consider taking the piece, in person, to a local music shop and ask their input for your region...bear in mind the value I gave you is what I honestly expect you can sell the piece for, NOT insurance replacement value...that figure would be about 150% of the high end stated.
I wish I could tell you I thought it would sell for more, but honestly, the sales trends simply will not justify that...and I would much rather you be elated if it sold for more than disappointed it did not sell for as much as I told you. If selling as an individual, I recommend you price it a bit higher to allow for some negotiation...and I do hope you find a better buyer than I am finding...the economy, however, is very tough right now and very few pieces, even nice and scarce ones, are getting more than 70% what they did achieve only 3-4 years ago.
If I can do ANYTHING more to help you, please do not hesitate to ask...and hope you have a very safe and happy 4th! Best, Will