Hey guys, Looking at two 72s. Both about the same price. They are both advertised as unmolested. Neck dates and back plate serial numbers match up just fine. I've played about ten early seventies telecasters around LA and narrowed it down to these two. The pickups are loud - they have the twang - and the necks feel great (I've been looking for a chunkier neck and canceled out any without). All of those things considered - the only thing left that I don't understand are the pots. So, all things being equal here are photos of the pots of my two different options: Option 1: And option 2: Oddly, option 1 is the cleaner looking guitar while option 2 has fret wear and chips etc. Yet option 2 seems to have perfectly brand new looking pots and solders. Is this a red flag? Option 2 states unmolested and original - with '66 pots. Option 1 has no idea. But they look rusted and old. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? What should I be looking for? Can anyone read the codes on option 1 and tell if they are '66 as well? Does option 2 look suspect due to looking so brand new? Thanks. This is a lot of money for me. And my wife gave me the green light to pull the trigger on a tele as that is what I lived and died by prior to us getting married. And now we're finally in a place to where I can get playing again. And some buddies and I are starting a dad band. I just need an axe with the right vibe and mojo. And I can't decide.