The original Nitro-Cellulose Butterscotch finish on the body had developed a known fault common to this period. The loss of adhesion to the thin base coat sealer causing the cellulose finish to separate in certain areas and flake off. The decision was made to remove the original finish in our workshop re-sealing the wood and then refinishing the body with a satin wax, enhancing the natural beauty of the Ash timber. The rest of the guitar remains original. The electrics have been rewired to the more usable 'Modern Wiring' option.