I bought a POS guitar at a flea market. The paint was stripped. There were no markings that I could see. In other words, I didn't know what I bought. It was $50. I got it home and took it apart. The heal on the neck had a pencil number. 1-58. The neck plate had a number. I did my research and it was a 1958 Musicmaster. It needed lots of help to even come close to being worth any thing. When I lived in Marin County, I had a neighbor, 2 houses up, who was a PRO Tech that worked out of his garage. He was famous in the area. He did it all. Even paint. I asked him to paint the body with any color left over. I wasn't in any hurry. Months passed and no paint. I asked for my body. He returned it. I made a gigantic mistake. The body had the 2 1958 Pots. He stole them for whatever reason. I called him out on that. Talk about lame excuses. I had a POS 1958 sans pots. What to do? Sell the parts on ebay. I got around $450. The Moral? When you take any item to be repaired, make sure you take just what needs to be repaired.