This will be the victim - It was purchased at a pawn shop. They had it marked for $89.99, and on sale for $70. I noted a few things wrong (missing knob, loose pot) and offered them $50, which they accepted. Rule One: When purchasing from a pawn shop, point out what is wrong (i.e. why you are their only potential buyer !) and make an offer. If they say "no", be willing to walk on the deal. If they say "yes", you save tons. The plan for the Bronco is simple : *Make use of the short scale neck, possibly the tuners and neck plate, and ditch most of the remainder. *Reshape the Bronco headstock into a Telecaster headstock. *Construct a light weight Telecaster (guitar shaped) body for the neck, perhaps a semi-hollow with a F-Hole. *Purchase necessary parts (pickup, bridge, etc) to finish.