Hello All, I am new to the forum and to the Gretsch-Talk. A friend loaned me his Corvette on a semi permanent basis. It is of the 1964-65 vintage and I don't have photos but it is in pretty rough condition. The body and neck, aside from dings and old, oxidized finish, are in fair condition. Allow me to sum up the worst of it. The neck pickup cover (it has the original hi-lo tron pups) is badly corroded with green verdigris. The pick guard is toast. It is cracked and blistered. One tuner is broken (the head of the screw that holds the post to the gear has broken off). The selector switch is broken and not repairable. The electronics are corroded but might be salvageable. The Burns tremolo is missing the arm. My approach to restoring this to playability is to purchase a replacement pick guard, selector switch, new tuners, clean up the corrosion and rewire it to original specs. I would like y'alls (I am from Texas) advice and anecdotes on restoring these guitars. Thanks.