I had a "Quest II" soprano that I bought as a "WW&BW" brand horn. The lacquer started coming off after one year. It played pretty well though. I used it on a couple of tours and then got another horn.
FUNNY STORY: This is off the subject, but after the lacquer started coming off on that soprano, I went ahead and dipped the horn in lacquer thinner to remove the rest of it. a good bit of it came off. It made it look like an old Mark VI sop, with the french style palm keys. Later when I was touring with it, after a gig one night, a person came up to me and was saying how great my sound was on it. He offered me $2000 for the soprano right there. I only paid $400 for it brand new! Sadly I couldn't do it because I had to have a soprano for the next gigs and no time to get another one. After the tour, I turned the horn into a lamp that currently sits by my bed.