I'm working on an old Amati baritone sax. I had to disassemble it completely to get the dents out. It already had about 50% lacquer and a lot of burnt lacquer, sloppy resolder, etc. I tried stripping the lacquer and it still looked bad so I did what I've been wanting to do for a while. I sandblasted it. The brass is more yellow than red so it is sort of "blonde" right now.It has nickel plated keys. I had an old Bundy bell that I had sandblasted before and I like how the patina has turned out so I went for it. This horn was extremely ugly and now it looks really cool. I'll post pics soon. It also plays GREAT! with surprisingly good intonation. Ergos a little squirrelly, though. I still need some wire key guards to finish the job. Anybody got any?