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I really like my 86UL tenor. Have had it for a year and a half. The dark surface layer has turned a bit “matured” – hard to explain. And the keys and other spots where I use to touch the sax the darkness has gone and the more light bronze appears.

Just curious: Anyone that has an 86UL, has the appearance of your instrument changed and if so, how?
 

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same with mine. But also grow some green patina (just few spot)..
 

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same with mine. But also grow some green patina (just few spot)..
I think the maturing of the 86UL is a bit exciting. It depends on how you handle the instrument, which therefore gets quite personal. I have had some green spots too. I wiped them of. Since then I have been very thorough to let the sax dry before putting it in the case, and that seems to prevent the green spots.
 

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The dark acid wash wears off easily on areas that come in contact the most like the bell area. This has revealed the bronze which makes it appear more vintage to me. The sound of this horn is what has me stoked!
 
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