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What a nice horn. It does not look like the original lacquer to me. The pads look fairly new too. Are you going to buy this one?
 

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What a nice horn. It does not look like the original lacquer to me. The pads look fairly new too. Are you going to buy this one?
I have a nice original '57 one, so it would tough getting this one past the wife.........having said that.....she wouldn't be able to tell the difference. I could keep one in the case, and one on the stand :)

I was more interested because of the low price (they "retail" for around £1100-1200 here) and to prevent someone from being disappointed.
 

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Most likely a relaq if the picture color is right. The color is too light. It is a good relaq, if it indeed is a relaq.
A 70 year old Martin doesn't usually look that good.

My experience is that the laq on these horns is a lot like old Buescher laq....it tends to look pretty bad as time goes on.
 

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Nice horn and must be a chem-dip re-lac job. Even if it had stayed in its box from 1947 the laquer would be much darker.
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Agreed - looks like a relac.

Nice looking horn though-

Only really matters if you're a collector or purist. My The Martin tenor is a relac and it's a great horn.
 
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