Here is my 1968 Bach Strad before restoration.
You can see that the lacquer finish has worn away a lot, especially in the valve area probably due to the acidic nature of the human hand.
And here is my horn after Charlie Melk’s fantastic restoration.
Charlie removed the dents & polished the horn to a high luster in preparation for its silver plating.
He replaced the water key corks & valve pads, lubricated the valves, slides, & threads. Before sending it off he play tested it. I also asked him to add a 1st slide hook.
Charlie Melk is truly an artist when it comes to trumpet repair. I can not thank him enough for restoring my 1968 Bach Strad.