I am currently bidding on an Old Ambassador Fullerton trumpet for my 6th grade daughter. It claims to be a '58 and has a serial number of 258038. Based on my research, that seems right, and the trumpet itself appears to be in great shape, minus a missing pinky hook/pinkie ring. It even has the green felts. I hope to close out the auction at no more than 200$.
My other option is a refurbished getzen 300L, which has been play tested for 300$.
Two questions: Which would you consider a better choice? And would it be considered worthwhile to go over 200$ (if necessary) to get the Olds if it was the better option?
Thanks to any and all who reply.