The new owner is having a reproduction pickguard shipped to me from Pickguardian. I'll be supplying a pair of HB1's, a new wiring harness with coil shorting for each pickup, Rick-O-Sound outputs, and hopefully an Alembic style functional XLR output in place of the weak low-Z out these came with. The build quality and pickup placement on these basses was excellent, but the pickups weren't that great. Not that I would mod an all original 4002, but once the neck binding and frets have been replaced, this will be a much better sounding bass than it was. The whereabouts of the original guard, pickups, and wiring are unknown, but there's no proof they were ever "destroyed". Even with the work this bass needs, the owner probably won't end up having more than three grand in it. Sounds like a good deal to me.