Hi everyone, first off im new to this forum looking for help. I have a 1953 fender esquire and i believe its pretty ruined but still could have some value. Its marked on the neck pocket on the body Tad 5-1-53 and the neck itself i cant make out. The reason i say ruined is because my grandfathers dad put a varnish over the whole thing back in the 50s or 60s. He was smart enough to not cover the fender logo or the body date and initials but did cover the date on the neck and also chizzled, and drilled a new hole for a humbucker at the neck position. Will add photos just not sure if anybody here would know about this? I do have all original parts except the pickguard because he cut it to make a spot for the pickup and that pickguard is long gone.