Here's a note from Scott Fitzpatrick about my new Edana (which is a JTM45 clone):
When you take the back off, there's lots of packing material. Be sure to pull the piece out that is behind the large transformer. It can be easily missed.
There's lots of bubble wrap and tape. Be careful you don't scratch the wood when you are cursing me out trying to unwrap it. Careful with the screwdriver when you're taking the back off.
It's furniture quality on the head. You can leave it the way it is and just wipe it down with a dust rag or use some furniture polish. Try it on the bottom first to see if you like the look of whatever polish you use.
Id probably just leave it alone. Keep in mind that head has been under a beach towel sitting in my shop for 12 months, maybe more, just to keep the dust off it. But the wood has been breathing, not in a hermetically sealed box. The shop that makes these does great work. Dovetail joints are a thing of beauty.
Sorry, I'm gushing a bit. Its been a great week.
You gotta love it when your amp-builder is that happy with your amp, right?