Hi everyone, Happy to have found this web site. I played trumpet in high school and now over 30 years later have picked up the horn again. After a few months of playing in a local community band I find myself getting the lips back again! When I first decided to start playing again, I picked up my old horn a 1949 Olds Super that was my dad's, then mine, and a couple of my kids played it for a few years more recently. Well, the trumpet needed some significant work-looks terrible and most importantly, the valves needed replating. I got some quotes from some refinishers recommended from an Olds website I found, but the prices seemed very high -- ranging to over $1000 for a complete reconditioning and valve replating. I was lucky enough to find a used silver Olds Custom in like new condition that I got for a great price. It sound great, but is not as easy to play (in tune) as the Super was and I have started re-looking at getting it re-built. A couple of people on this web site mentioned George Borodi and so I contacted him. His price seems very reasonable compared to the other quotes I got. So I was wondering if anyone has had any trumpets refinished by Mr. Borodi and can give me some recommendations and critiques about his work before I send the trumpet to him. Thanks in advance for your help. I look forward to talking with you all again. Steve C.