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  1. Silver Plating vs. Lacquer Finish

    It's a question that comes up very often: "What's the difference between a horn that is silver plated compared to one that is lacquered?" Much of the answer to this question is solidly in the realm of opinion, but here is my particular opinion.


    First, it is important to know that most instruments in the brass family are actually made of brass. There are exceptions, but they are relatively few in number; some makers offer a bell made of sterling silver; there are ...