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  1. Sax Body and Finish
    is it possible to get your saxophone re-lacquered in a different color besides the usual gold color? like is there a way to mix coloring into the lacquer?
  2. Sax Body and Finish
    Hi everyone -- I'm new to the forum and have been reading through the archives -- a bit overwhelmed by all the options. I have a 1932 Selmer Super Sax (Tenor) which I've been playing off-and-on since the 1990s. I love the warm, dark tone and tend to play with a mellow Al Cohn / Zoot Sims sort...
  3. Sax Body and Finish
    hey guys. just picked up a selmer mark vii a few days ago... plays beautifully, but in desperate need of pads...and something has to be done about the lacquer cause it is in awful condition... heres some pics
  4. P. Mauriat
    Hi, I'm just wondering whether the lacquer on P. Mauriat saxophones get nasty really quickly. (A few years?) If that is the case, does it affect the playability? Also, does it cause any health problems?
  5. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I have recently purchased a vintage Buescher Tenor (1945-ish). Plays SUPER, but the lacquer is oxidized/discolored in a few places. Two things: 1. given the dark lacquer, can someone id the type (plain lacquer, bronze, etc)? 2. how can I clean that red stain (oxidation)? I have some...
  6. Sax Body and Finish
    Hey guys, I'm currently looking at a MVI, 170XXX, the only thing is that the lacquer was removed and it is now bare brass. I'm wondering if this will create any problems down the road with use. Will the body corrode at all? Has anyone seen anything else happen because of there not being lacquer?
  7. Sax Body and Finish
    Hey Everyone, I bought an unlacquered P. Mauriat 66RUL less than a year ago and it recently became covered in orange and green tarnish. So, I took some brasso and polished it until it was shiny again. I like the look of the dark tarnish, but i don't know how to prevent the colors from...