Here's the $157 early 60's Cleveland tenor I scored on eBay after my "rat rod" treatment. It turns out that every time I picked it up to play, another piece of cork would fall off. But the pads are in decent shape, and hey, it's just a Cleveland, so not worth the cost of a full overhaul. So, I decided to strip off all the keywork and re-cork it myself, and also take the opportunity to do SOMETHING with the finish. It had that classic bright 60's student horn gold lacquer rubbed off and scratched up enough to be really annoying looking vibe to it. After several attempts at chemical stripping didn't work out very well, I finally just went at it with a cheap hand held media blaster and baking soda. I know some (most?) may not like it, but this is exactly the look I was going for. AND, it still plays great after sanding down and adding a little more cork where needed. Love the sound of an old King! I was able to successfully deodorize the case, and while the keys were off I cleaned all the pads with alcohol and treated them with oil so they don't smell musty, either.