I left the body alone even though it had some dings and scratches. The cool dudes call it “relicing” and pay a lot to have the wear simulated. Instead, I focused on getting the fretboard in proper condition. That’s actually the most important part of a guitar. I also added a second pickup, upgraded all the hardware, and got the speaker working again.
As expected, the little speaker sounds anemic, but if I want to practice playing and don’t have a proper amp to plug into, it’s just fine. And I could plug headphones into it if I wanted better sound.
Now what am I going to do with two guitars?