Hey guys, many of you may have seen my post regarding the 53 tele I've had the privilege of acquiring. It has a few issues so I thought I'd raise a few questions from the experts. Here's the short story. 53 tele, mostly original however the serial number/bridge plate is long gone (the original owner took it off and placed some sort of homemade tremolo on the guitar in the 50's. I'd like to place the correct bridge plate and saddles on the guitar. Recommendations? I'd really love to find a vintage correct plate but $1200 + is a bit much for my pocketbook! Restoration: This thing plays decently but it really needs a new nut and some restoration/setup work to really make it play like it should. How far would you guys go? It has been refinished once in its life in the early 60's (the reason for the incorrect headstock logo). Would you leave it alone or consider a correct refinish? Value. This thing has been in the family way too long to ever let it go anywhere but I am curious as to how these old teles are valued when not 100% original and intact. Thanks guys!