Re: Info on The Martin Alto re: The Finish
Gold has a richer colour. Laquer is clear on top of polished brass, if it is scratched or worn, the brass underneith discolors. If it is gold plated, the gold is on top, with no clear coat. You may want to use a jewlers loupe to examine the scatches to see if they go through the clear laquer or in the gold plate. After seeing a few gold plates, you will be able to tell right away.