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by edikromanyuk
(4 posts)
1 year ago

Does the lacquering on the sax really matters?

So i bought YTS-62 yesterday, it looks pretty bad to be honest. Scratechs and lacquering coming off, but does it really matter? I mean personally i dont really care about the look that much, i mean surely its nice to have new looking saxophone, but sounds is the most important part right? I'm just not sure if i did a good purchuse or i will have to spend another descent amount of money to get it relacquering. 

 

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  1. by GFC
    (357 posts)

    1 year ago

    Re: Does the lacquering on the sax really matters?

    Here's an excellent online article on the topic. http://www.cybersax.com/QA/Q&A_Relacquering_Pros_&_Cons.html

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  2. by Zaxman
    (14 posts)

    1 year ago

    Re: Does the lacquering on the sax really matters?

    Some typical lacquer wear and scratches are not going to make a significant difference in the way it plays. If you like the way it plays now I would recommend not doing anything to the lacquer. There are a number of bad things that can happen when you re-lacquer a saxophone, especially if the procedure is done poorly. Re-lacquering a saxophone also can decrease the value by as much as 50%.


    If the cosmetic looks are important the best things to do is re sell the horn and use the money to buy a newer saxophone.

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