here's the TLDR edit: BEFORE--------------------------------AFTER ... Please forgive the super long post and photo heavy, but I wanted to share. So, I used to play in a regional band 22 years ago. I played a Kramer Spector NS6-a neck-thru (was an AWESOME guitar when I was 20!) . Back then I was very hard on my gear and there was no internet so when stuff broke I 'fixed' it as i could. I had a problem with my floyd rose breaking strings and crumbling blocks so I had a stupid Kahler installed at some point. I also had EMG's installed and the stereo flush jack broke while I was on the road and I put in a regular switch craft stereo jack on the top SG style by drilling a hole. Well the control cavity was too weak to hold the jack and eventually it broke thru. Again on the road at 21 years old, I just smashed a Strat jack cup in there. I traded the guitar with a buddy from a different band it was already in this poor shape, but he stripped 90% all the paint and stuck it in storage in the mid-90's. We connected on face book and he decided to surprise me by giving it back to me after 20 years. Here's how I got it. I tried to figure out what to do, it's wouldn't be worth it to send it off to a luthier and it's more sentimental at this point. here's where I am now... Still need to re rout the switch and I'm going to buy a new stereo flush side mount jack. Will probably restore it with EMG's just for the heck of it. eventually I will have it fully stripped and paint this sucker. Hopefully it will look as good as it did back in my club circuit days!