I am not one of those people who jump immediately to say, "Do a search." However, it would probably be better to take some time and do some learning and research through the wealth of information on this forum instead of jumping on and asking the same basic questions about every single horn you find out there.OP - read the wealth of knowledge here regarding pictures and evaluating relacquers. You need to learn the clues, rather than ask for each horn you find.
I've seen a lot of original lacquer horns where the engraving didn't show well on pictures but you could feel it was original. I've also seen plenty of relacquers where the person doing the relacquering did a really good job at preserving the engraving as well.Seeing is believing, but - in the case of lacquer - feeling is the absolute truth.
Bingo!Surely there must be plenty of original-lacquer horns where the surface has had enough wear from polishing, rubbing on clothes, rubbing on case lining etc to no longer have that rough feel of fresh engraving on a new horn?
But I suppose a package of signs, often not really definitively detectable from photos, can be fairly indicative of the originality of lacquer.
I would be reluctant to make judgment from photos unless there were very clear signs of relacquering, eg obvious over-buffing.
On a few occasions I've been asked to make a guess, as well as on my own Martin Handcraft Committee.Yes.
As a lifelong tenor player, I’m always interested in finding a good reed. :twisted:Excellent info on Get a Sax Website, Selmer specific but a good reed none the less: