I have a 1959 5E3 Deluxe that belonged to my father. He bought it around 1961 and it really hasn't been played much. In fact, it sat in a closet for many years. I recently had it revived and am curious about the value, and how much of that may have decreased based on the work done. I would never sell this, and love playing through it, as it sounds great. The cabinet was stripped down to the wood years ago, but I've recently had it recovered, handle replaced, and name plate replaced. The filter caps have been replaced (I have the original Astron Minimites), and the death cap disabled and a grounded 3 prong power cord added. Tubes replaced. Rest is all original (power transformer, output transformer, wiring etc . . .). Serial number stamped on Chasis is D 06973, indicating January 1959. Tube Chart is a bit damaged, but does show a date stamp of 'IA' indicating January 1959. The persons that did the recover damaged the tube chart a little, which kinda pissed me off, but it's still readable with all the relevant info of authenticity. Original Jensen P12R, with 2200852 stamped, indicating December 1958, so that lines up with the amp dates. Speaker has been reconed by Weber Speakers, and sounds great. My guess is somewhere in the neighborhood of $3,000. Does that sound right?