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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-14-2009, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Should I restore this or leave it

Ok, so I came across a old (built first week of 1959) Silvertone U1 with the coke bottle head and a magnatone amp. It has some mold on the chrome and paint wear (copper color). If I repaint and polish up the chrome will it hurt its value? I'll post pics if there is interest in this thread.
I see these things going for stupid money on the "blue book" site and dont want to damage this one's value.
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Re: Should I restore this or leave it

Repaint, will hurt the value
Polishing the chrome, probably not
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Re: Should I restore this or leave it

Then I guess a quilted maple top and back is out of the question as well..?
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Re: Should I restore this or leave it

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Re: Should I restore this or leave it

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Re: Should I restore this or leave it

It's pretty beat up (finish wise) IMO but, I know nothing about these guitars and their value. So, if I were to keep it, I'd get it restored to its original condition to retain the original look, albeit, restored.

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