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Hi, I have a copper saxophone and I have noticed that it scratches easier than a brass one I have. It is less than 6 months old and there are scratches where I don't even touch it and the case does not seem to be the problem either. It is like new and the scratches really frustrate me.:evil: So, do any of you here that own a copper saxophone or have owned one in the past have this problem?
 

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if the copper is bare metal it could scratch (and tarnish) easier than brass.

I have had and sold both a bare copper sax and a lacquered copper sax. The bare copper has (a friend of mine bought that one) tarnished in the beginning and after forming a darker patina has pretty much stabilised, it looks......" interesting"!, the other lacquered one has behaved pretty much as a lacquered brass saxophone would and during the time that I have had no scratches developed by occasional playtesting or keeping it its GL case.
 

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if it doesn't tarnish it has to be lacquered, copper is one of the most reactive metal that there are out there that one can use for a saxophone.
 
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