Hi All, Is it possible to get an "unpimped" instrument anymore? A good instrument in just silver? Looking at the Prestige range, and I believe the York Eminence is similar, the silver models come with gold trimmings. We had 3 Prestige cornets on trial a few months back (which we sent back for shocking build quality), and despite the other problems you just got a sense that the gold wasn't going to last. I could see myself looking for someone to replate the fittings a few years down the road. If you want to "ghetto up" your own personal instrument that's fine, but I'm looking for band instrument that will give at least 10 years of "flake free" service! So before someone thinks adding spinning rims is a good idea, or a bit of leopard skin carpet around the bell might look really cool, is it possible to get Besson, York etc to provide just silver instruments……please?