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I recently acquired a Conn NW II alto. It seems to be the silver plate with the gold wash bell.

It plays beautifully! I love the tone, and I'm really impressed with the intonation...

Please check out the photos and let me know if you think it has been re-lacquered.
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Anyone have any idea how much this horn is worth?
 

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I don't quite get the question.....

It's a silverplated horn with goldwash bell and burnished goldplate in the engraving.

Re-lacquered ? It's not a lacquered horn.

Do you mean you are concerned it has been re-plated ?

Looks to me to be a silverplate horn with gold plate flourishes which has simply aged and hasn't been cleaned in quite a while.....
 

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Yeah, I guess that was a dumb question. I'm concerned that it isn't all original material. It has been cleaned, and in fact overhauled in the last few years. But you think it looks like it hasn't been replated?
 

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Yeah, I guess that was a dumb question. I'm concerned that it isn't all original material. It has been cleaned, and in fact overhauled in the last few years. But you think it looks like it hasn't been replated?
 

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Polish it and play on!

Or just play on...

I like 'em shiny.
 

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Keys tarnished hecka fast if it received a full overhaul in past couple of years...but then again, it depends on the climate/environment too.

Looks original finish to me.....sweet ol' horn, dude ! Enjoy it.
 

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It probably was left out on a stand after being repadded which really uglyfies a silver horn. Disassemble, and polish as it will shine like new.
 
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