Bach Stradivarius C Trumpet, Model CL229, #169321

Back Story

        I purchased this instrument along with a Bach Stradivarius Bb Trumpet in the same condition....poor.  The                           instruments were from Florida and were not kept in a climate controlled environment.  The former owner had very acidic skin and the silver finish on both  instruments was completely eaten through on every contact point.  The owner had tried to stop this process by coating the with nail polish.  This is a problem that many players have, and to try and stop this destructive process they turn to nail polish to protect the finish.  What usually happens is that moisture does eventually get trapped underneath the nail polish, continuing and even excellerating the corrosion of the brass underneath.  The pictures below are a great example of this scenario.  
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Work Performed

        The first step in this project was to make sure to take every last spec of nail polish off of the instrument (learning my           lesson from the fire incident with the Bb I purchased with it) and then continue on to completely disassemble it down to parts and hardware.  I thoroughly cleaned and straightened every part and brace and prepped it for reassembly.  After the reassembly process was complete the intrument was cleaned again, play tested for several hours and prepped for plating.  It came back to me looking and playing like the fantastic orchestral trumpet that it is.  What a fun and unique projects both of these horns were, great puting these back into the marketplace for another players to enjoy on gigs for years to come!