Lacquer-Strip and Hand Polish $250-$425
There are several reasons to consider performing a lacquer-stripping on a horn. Primarily, a layer of lacquer or epoxy plastic on a horn can dull the sound and inhibit a quick response. From a practicality standpoint it is far easier to have emergency repairs and customizations performed on an un-lacquered instrument. While a horn will patina (or develop a sheen) overtime after having the lacquer removed, many players choose to have their horn returned to a mirror like finish which we achieve by hand polishing the instrument. The final price will vary based on the condition of your lacquer and the level of polish you would like your horn returned to once it has been stripped.