I have finally completed my first attempt at refinishing a saxophone with an antique finish. My guinea pig was a Martin Tenor that I had been asked to overhaul for a local college. I asked the sax teacher if she would like it to be refinished at no extra charge, and she agreed. The original lacquer was about 60% gone to begin with. The old lacquer was removed and then the body and keys were given a scratch brush finish. Then the parts were immersed into a patina solution for about 3 minutes. After rinsing and drying, the parts were then highlighted by hand with a maroon scotch pad. The final step was to coat the parts with Renaissance Wax which turned the color to a more slightly golden color.