Hey everyone, I just picked up this 500c off of Craigslist for a good deal. I was originally going to sell it, but I realized I would likely never have the chance to own something like this at that price ever again, so I have decided to get it whipped back into shape. It had been sitting naked in a wood working shop for who knows how long so it was pretty crusty. It appears to be mostly original though. He fired it up and let me hear it work and it sounded good, but I would still like to go through it before actually using it. I have been doing some heavy reading on here the last few days, and so far my plans so far include: - Metalbone Kit - Hayseed Cap Can Kit - Remove and clean all pots and switches - New knob caps - New (old) face plate - Figure out something for an on/off switch - General deep cleaning - Cabinet eventually Unfortunately the original on/off switch broke and the previous owner drilled a big hole in the face plate for a new one. I figured I can just get it mechanically solid and once a nice face plate pops up for sale, I will hop on it. So if anyone knows of a clean one for sale, please let me know. The black wire on top does not appear to be original. any idea what is going on there? This is the only other area that I see that is obviously not original. Does anyone see anything else that jumps out at them? Any other recommendations on areas that might need to be addressed? Thank you in advance!