I would have paid the $500 Canadian for it most likely. If the guts turned out pretty good. I'd fix it, put new grill cloth on it and put in an ET-65 speaker probably. Yes, it would always be a player's amp at that point. The $1K Wally value mentioned is about $1300 Canadian. Not a bad investment. I'm not sure it'll drop any further in value than that ever. Even as a players amp. I'd have done it even if for the sake of just resurrecting it again. Even if I had to break even to sell it. My problem is the passion I have for these old amps. I throw all business sense out the window and fall smitten over the old sick ones. I like to nurse them back to health and send them out to a good owner, who'll get them up on stages again.