"The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions."
By now you probably already got the message that the gold-plating is not really what will get you the right sound. Anyway, in case you still want one, the gold plated horns look great.
I've got a gold-plated Buescher TT C-melody and a silver-plated one. I love both. The silver-plated gets played most, because it has the better G#key and front F, but I can't make myself sell the gold-plated one. It is sooo good loking...
There was a Alto on e-bay that got no bids. Maybe you can contact the seller:
Good luck with your search for "the sound".
I was multitasking here and got mixed up. You want an Aristo, not TT. Please ignore the link to e-bay part of the message above. The rest is still true.
One of my 2 New Crat altos is a relacquer from silver plate. It's still the best dang sounding alto I ever played!
Jazz = a man with a $5,000 horn driving a $500 car to a $50 gig.
Conn, Buescher & Martin Saxes - Selmer & Conn Clarinets - Woodwind, Morgan, Link & Brilhart Mouthpieces - Alexander Reeds