I picked these up a while ago, year or two. Had em in the bedroom. I usually enjoy making gear look like new as soon as it comes in the house. Not these. There came for a good home and showed signs of being appreciated and not abused. Downsizing couple so you know these were original owners. A simple wipe down and they were put in service. Anyway, I recapped em and then did the finish. I like the original oiled walnut used on many speakers. I like to get that back when I get things cleaned up. These had a couple paint rubs with some white paint transfer, a very light scratch here and there but nothing serious except some more scratches on the bottom, still easy to skip those, since they are on the bottom. I have found that oiled walnut speakers collect a lot of dirt and dust into the finish and maybe even more if they are Pledged or Endusted when new. This darkens the finish and these had signs of that on the bottom of the sides. Anyway, I have found that getting this 4 decades of nearly unseen grim off the speakers is easy with a nice cooling/cleaning Acetone wipe with a towel. This take away the built up junk from the decades and some of the original oil finish to reveal something close to the original finish but a bit dry. Then a quick sand with 320 grit just to smooth the wood and another acetone wipe to clean and even whatever finish is still there and a serious Howard's Feed-n-Wax, let that soak in. These were fed yesterday and cleaned off today and they look as I remember my new oiled walnut speakers I got back in the day. First off, Acetone is not very dangerous except for fire potential and long term exposure. Wear gloves and do this wiping outside and things should go well. It is not carcinogenic. Read the MSDS if you have any concerns about using this or other chemicals in this hobby. The pics are with flash so they show a bit to the red side of what we all know oiled walnut looks like. The speakers are a bit shiny right now since I have only buffed off the Howard's once. But I'm very happy with the results. Speakers shown are just slightly larger than shown!!! This last one shows the effects of using the Howard's on the gouges and scratches, dark lines. The others on the top and sides sanded out very quickly.