One of the stores in our area has a VI tenor 123xxx that's a relacquer with a replacement neck. The thing came from the Air Force band and is a super good player. Really sweet. Thinking about buying it but a couple of things give me pause. They don't know who did the relacquer job and it looks like it was heavily buffed. Most of the engraving on the bell is gone. Hard to know what effect, if any, that has on the way it plays. Like I said, I played it and was very impressed with it. It really sings! The action is very nice and it's in excellent mechanical condition (new pads, professional setup, etc.) If I did buy it I wouldn't be that concerned with resale value as I would be buying it to play and not to sell. So, what do you guys think? Is that price a little steep? If you played it and fell in love with it would you let the relacquer issue stop you from pulling the trigger on it?