|Serial Number||N/A but 2261 H 628 as the FON (Factory Order Number); made around 1957.|
|Neck||Poplar neck with bound fingerboard, probably rosewood, no truss rod. Block ‘Mother of Toilet Seat’ inlays, very nice engraved and painted faux Tortoise peghead inlay. 25.25″ (642mm) scale length; 1.75″ (44.7mm) nut width.|
|Frets||Medium wide frets with little wear.|
|Body||Ladder-braced Spruce top, maple back and sides; bound back, top, and soundhole with purfling around the top. Side reinforcement strips and kerfed linings. The rosewood brige has been shaved and reinforcement bolts likely added under pearl dots.|
|Finish||Original tobacco sunburst lacquer finish in quite good shape.|
|Hardware/electronics||Original open tuners, Stat-Tite style, with white plastic oval buttons.|
|Playability/Action||Plays well with an action around 7/64ths inch (2.77mm)|
|Comments||This is a very cool instrument. It sounds great and looks good – the engraved peghead overlay is exceptionally nice.|
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