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    Default Re: Does this look like a re-lacquer?

    I owned a matched pair of Comm 1 alto/tenor, and both were relacquers. Both had dark, complex tones, with a nice edge when pushed. I sold them only because I no longer needed 5 altos and 3 tenors as a retiree. They lacked nothing, and I miss them! Great horns, worthy of your attention.
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    Default Re: Does this look like a re-lacquer?

    This is a relaq and Bruce is right. Martin had the formula for the worlds most worthless lacquer. That in conjunction with deep and elaborate engraving led them to shed badly. That horn is buffed....not badly but it is buffed. You can freaking snag clothes on a fresh Martin engraving.

    The price is certainly low at this point. I wouldnt let the lacquer put me off either. These have a lot of metal. Its not like over buffing an aristocrat.
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    Default Re: Does this look like a re-lacquer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigmund451 View Post
    Martin had the formula for the worlds most worthless lacquer.

    I think the Eastlake formula at King gives 'em a good run for the money, actually....
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    Default Re: Does this look like a re-lacquer?

    not on my 1970 Super 20! Original Eastlake lacquer only gone where it has been worn out.

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    Default Re: Does this look like a re-lacquer?

    Maybe they just graced the Zephyr and Cleveland/61X's with that wonderful formula, then...because it's sorta like peeling scales off of dried fish.....
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