The cabinet was sent to Vintage Amp Restoration in St. Louis, Missouri for a complete tear down and re-build, the results of which are astounding. All that was left of the amplifier’s front panel logo was the brown plastic back plate, which had shrunk and became distorted over time, a partial Gibson script logo, and the number 9. After new rough castings of the script logo and the number 7 arrived, jewelers and dental tools were used to approximate the original specifications and symmetry of an authentic logo as closely as we could. The letters of the script logo from this particular amp were somewhat thinner than others we had encountered in the past, so we decided to replicate what we had. Many of the early Stereo Amp script logos protruded over the edges of the back plates. At the client’s request, we modified the back plate dimensions slightly in order to enhance the proportion and balance of the script logo and the numbers below it with the back plate. The script logo and numbers were finished in an aluminum-silver hue, using hand mixed metal gilding powders and fixatives, followed by a water clear acrylic top coat.