Re: Buescherbig"B" alto restoration
Why do you want to re-engrave? Is the current engraving buffed out from a former re-lacquer? If not I'd leave it. Once stripped and polished it should look good. If you haven't polished a bare brass horn, you'd be surprised how well it turns out. The draw back is that the horn will need more maintenance compared to a lacquered horn, it will tarnish eventually because of the bare brass but a small price to pay considering to re-lacquering will require buffing. The one engraver I talked to about doing some work for me said that it is better for her if the lacquer is still on the horn, the gravers move better. I don't know if this is true for all others.