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^ absolutely! If the scratches which they sought to remove were very deep or if this has been relacquerded more than once this is what you get.

It doesn’t nevcessarily make it a bad saxophone but it will be immediately disqualified from collectors and be a so called “ player’s horn” which can mean that it might lose between 30% to 50% as opposed to one in original state.

The lacquer’s color is also incorrect , very pale, this normally puts buyers off.
 

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Those of us who restore vintage Selmers that at one time have been relacquered have in the past had them re-engraved by Sherry Huntley who was the best at this type of work. Unfortunately she retired recently leaving a big void in this area. Hopefully there will be some younger artisans who will step up and do the same quality work. The photo below is an example of Sherry's work.

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This is a fresh reengraving done by Marco Rudert here in Germany.
You don‘t see any doubled contures at all (sorry, but the pictures have been automatically scaled down, that you can‘t realize the details)
 
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