So I'm working a deal to get yet another Super Lead. It's a 1974 edition and it's been slightly modified, but at least this time, all the mod work is clean and professional. Two things about it strike me as odd. One, the back gold panel is too thick. It's as thick as the panels I make, about .040" thick, while every genuine Marshall metal panel I've seen so far is about half that thickness, and thus they are almost impossible to remove without bending and distorting them. All the markings on this panel appear to be correct. It looks perfect, aside from the added holes for the mods that have been done. The panel is just too thick and its texture is also not the same as your regular JMP originals. Was there any time where Marshall was known to have used thicker panels? I'm guessing it could have been a temporary thing. Maybe the original provider stopped making them the original way for a while, and Marshall went with something similar for a while until getting back to a more original style. The other thing that's odd is the gold trim strings. Four on the headshell near the corners, and the center stripe going down the front panel. On this one they are all (relatively) large diameter solid gold colored aluminum wire/rod. Very shiny, very gold, and like nothing I've ever seen on a factory Marshall unit. According to the current owner, he got the amp in the 70s from its original owner who was an engineer at a major technology company, one where an engineer of sufficient status in the company might have had access to anything needed to change this amp's details to be what I've described, if he so wanted. With full metal fabrication and printing capabilities. But he says that it's original other than the added mods. So, have you ever seen these unusual details on a factory Marshall? Aside from being well due for capacitors, (they're original and they can be heard buzzing and crackling in the amp's output) and the mods, the chassis and cabinet are in really amazing condition. It's been gigged very rarely and not for many years and has mostly been stored in a closet for the last 20 years. Which doesn't help maintain the capacitors in good shape. I'm looking at this one not as a full restoration candidate, but as an amp I can use as my own basis for trying out various mods since it already has some extra mods and holes in it, which are well executed.