Well, the amp arrived today and it is not as bad as the pictures looked. One surprise though, it is a 6L6 not a 6V6. It has a metal 6L6 which I understand cannot be replaced by a glass one. Is that correct?
The volume pot/ on and off switch is frozen, but in the on position. I put it on my current limiter for a while and tried it - it works, field coil speaker and all. I have to find a good replacement if I can't free it up. A good deal to do on this but I am pleased with it. Will look good with my other lap steel amps.