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I have a handmade Guardala tenor MB on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250165787897&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=015
and was asked if it had been refaced because the silver was gone on the table and rails. My reply, based on two other handmade Guardalas I have, was that it probably is due to wear because the plating has been very thin. Does anybody have comments to the quality of the plating on early Guardalas. (Serial numbers are: 971 for the Crescent, 515 for the MB on ebay, and 1879 for the MB I play regularly. The silver is more preserved on the latter.)
 

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Yeah, the early ones have a really thin plate. I've seen many examples of this, and heard compaints about this years ago, when they were new. Wear on the table and rails for an old Guardala is normal.
 

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Well, if the plating was too thick the rails would be half plating:)
 

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Martinman said:
Well, if the plating was too thick the rails would be half plating:)
Yeah, and the Lazer-trimmed ones are half as thick as the old hand-made variety.
 

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wersax said:
Yeah, the early ones have a really thin plate. I've seen many examples of this, and heard compaints about this years ago, when they were new. Wear on the table and rails for an old Guardala is normal.
Normal perhaps..., but not desirable. :|
 
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