OK, Question #1. On the TM Home Page is an ad for the New York Trumpet Company. They have a gold plated Destino for $2,300. The ad has been there as long as I have been a member. What happened to the Company? I have found posts talking about their great trumpets, but where did they go? Question 2. If you clear lacquer or enamel a trumpet how is that any different than using a colored lacquer or enamel on the trumpet? I know all the discussion between raw, lacquered / enameled and silver / gold plated. Just trying to understand what difference there is between a clear coat and a colored coat.