I've been a frequent visitor to SOTW but this is my first post. I have seen from other posts that sax lacquer vs. plating debates tend to get quite heated an I am not really interested in rekindling those debates. However here is my question, like a lot of people I'm looking to purchase an SBA Tenor. I have been trying out as many as I can get a hold of but I have not found one I am satisfied with yet. I've been searching many different website and I've been noticing that silver plated SBAs are selling for significantly less than lacquered SBAs of the same condition and serial number. It seems that a silver plated SBA would be more rare than a lacquered one so why would these horn be selling for less. I realize they must be less desirable to the people purchasing SBA horns but why? I've tried to research this but I have had no luck so if you know of a thread already available that i might read I will be happy to check it out.