As an owner of an original '68 Hofner 500/1, I've been looking for a "repro" Control Panel. Does anyone make one? I had originally WANTED to replace it because the switches and pots had gotten so crackly, I couldn't play it, even in Church. So then I got the bright idea to soak the whole thing less knobs in isopropyl alcohol. As an Austrian once said - "Bad Idea." Apparently those brilliant German engineers figured out how to procure plastic that is at least partially alcohol soluble. The panel got ruined - all the lettering is gone and it has a texture like I sanded it with 60 grit. Now I HAVE to replace it.
And I don't feel like shelling out $295 to North Coast when I don't get paid to play. I swore I saw a repro one somewhere online without the knobs a couple months ago, but can't seem to relocate it, and no it was not an Icon panel - I don't want to go that route and start putting extra holes in my '68. Thanks for any help anyone can provide. MM78