French Horn/FE Olds & Son Double French Horn
Can you tell me what an appropriate price range would be for this instrument. The serial number is 835249. It is in fair condition, a couple of dents and sounds good. See pictures.
Looks quite nice condition for a horn made in 1973. The other important question is what the valve compression is like. I can't really say exactly what it might fetch, there aren't a whole lot of Olds horns around, so not much to compare directly, although it's a very similar instrument to the Conn 6D.
It also depend where you're selling. Generally the Olds brand is a bit undervalued. I would guess on Ebay it might only fetch $600-750, in a private sale you might get $1000 if you're lucky. It's more an instrument for a student than a professional. If you're not in a hurry to sell try here http://www.hornsociety.org/free-classifieds/1-horns
Hope this helps