Quality Precious Metal Electroplating Services

Anderson Silver Plating was founded in 1948 to fulfill the plating needs of the musical instrument manufacturers in Elkhart, Indiana. Since then, Anderson Silver Plating has grown to be the largest independent plater of band instruments in the world. We currently serve most of the band instrument manufactures in the United States and plate thousands of instruments each year.

Our unswerving commitment to QUALITY AND SERVICE has earned us the appreciation and loyalty of hundreds of customers. We have chosen to commit ourselves to industries of good reputation with low volume high quality requirements. Our extensive history and experience with the band instrument industry is available to our customers for assistance with their processes and problems. Some of our customers have saved themselves trouble and money by consulting with us before trying new processes or materials.

A Note About Quality Plating on Band Instruments

Are you wondering why your silver or gold plated instruments and mouthpieces are wearing through so soon? Check, they probably were not plated by Anderson Silver Plating.

As prices for precious metals continue to go up, there are voices saying: reduce the silver thickness to keep the cost down. But not at Anderson Silver Plating.

You will not have to worry about wear-through on band instruments plated at Anderson’s because of cost cutting. Mouthpieces and band instruments plated to Anderson specification today will last just as long as if they were plated anytime in the past — clear back to 1948, and they will be the correct color. You know our work always looks good and you can be assured that the thickness is still there.

If your manufacturer or repair shop is using Anderson Silver Plating for their plating services you are getting the best.



Shipping of Musical Instruments

Anderson Silver Plating Co., Inc. is not responsible for lost or damaged packages during transit — This is between you and the carrier. Instruments to be shipped should be surrounded by at least four inches of soft packing and be in a strong carton. We prefer shipping without the case since we find most damage occurs when a horn or other instrument is shipped within its case.

We advise against shipping any valuable instrument by the United States Postal Service due to the difficulty in obtaining adequate shipping insurance and the arduous task of receiving reimbursement in the event of damage or loss.

Anderson Silver Plating will return ship valuable instruments via UPS rather than USPS unless specifically instructed by the customer to do otherwise.

Additional Services

  • Heavy Wall Silver Electroplated Bearings.
  • Military & aerospace specification electroplating in silver, gold, nickel, tin-nickel & copper.
  • Custom electro-formed bells and tapered tubing for musical instrument horns.
  • Industrial and Commercial electroplating in precious and semi-precious metals.
  • Precision Metal Finishing.

Invoicing and Payment

We accept Visa or Mastercard.

What Our Clients Say!

  • Walt Tessier
    WOW!!! What more can I say other than I'm absolutely thrilled with the horn's appearance. I can not remember back 50 years ago when I first owned this horn, but I can not praise y'all enough for the loving care you took to bring it back to its glory. Praise God, I am so happy. Thank you, Thank you and thank you some more.
    Walt Tessier
    De Kalb, MS
  • Carl J. Sawicki Bassoons
    Just a short note to say thank you for the nice job on that last set of contrabassoon keys and parts. These keys reside on probably the most famous contrabassoon in the whole country - he's the contrabassoonist in the Boston Symphony, and considered the best... The customer was extremely pleased with the results, so I just wanted to say thanks again for the great job.
    Carl J. Sawicki Bassoons
  • Name Withheld
    I want to thank you at Anderson Silver Plating for doing such a great job on replating my 1945 Olds Super Trumpet. I was very pleased with the job you did, and I am especially pleased with the surprisingly fast turnaround time you accomplished in doing the job. It was a pleasure doing business with you. I'll definitely recommend Anderson Silver Plating to my friends. Thanks again.
    Name Withheld
  • S.W. Lewis Orchestra Horns
    What a beautiful plating job!!
    S.W. Lewis Orchestra Horns
  • Carl Muller
    Hi, John, I just wanted to let you know the two mouthpieces you plated came in the mail today, and once again I am very pleased with the work you did. Thanks very much.
    Carl Muller
  • Pat Hagan
    Great job on my 1939 King cornet! Looks like new.
    Pat Hagan