Re: looking for advice on yanagisawa or gasiwana tenor sax
I wouldn't suggest buffing the horn to remove the laquer. If you really want it remove, there are chemical methods that wouldn't hurt the horn as much as buffing can. I play a martin, its a great horn. However, each to their own. My Buescher tenor can really get that old school hawkins and young sound, if that's what you like. Generally though, its the player, not (yes the horn does matter but IMHO not as much as the player) the horn that gets your sound. If you decide to get a new horn, go for a nice vintage conn, martin, buescher, king or selmer, or for a new horn made by yamaha, selmer or kielwerth. I hope that helps. Also, sometimes just practicing to a recording of the person your trying to sound like helps.