Well this Cortez (the Killer) is really a WORK in progress. The brass nut slots are too low and E & A rattle in them. The frets don't look too bad but they're uneven, so a level and crown is in order and the fretboard itself is separating from the neck at the top and vibrates acoustically, will try a bit of CA before I remove the whole thing and reattach it. Plus the total rewire. The rubbed off repaint is going to stay, I've got it feeling velveteen with multiple passes of polish and a green scruffy pad.
AND I was just gifted this Charvette by Charvel. It was also missing the bridge pup but the wiring is intact. I've got a basic Strat bridge and a set of locking lefty tuners coming in black. Will probably swap the knobs out as well to match. It's a base model from the late 80's and the paint is almost flawless with no nicks or dents, but we'll see how well it sets up before I get too crazy with it.