With 4 necks, 32 strings and 8 pickups, here we have a Fender Stringmaster also know as the Quad or Q-8. The eBay seller claims it is from the 1940s or 1950s, but a little basic research would have revealed that the Stringmaster was first introduced in 1953, so all this talk of "1940s" is lazy unsubstantiated guesswork.
This particular example has 22.5" scale necks. Stringmasters were also available with 24.5" scale necks, although in their first year of production a long 26" scale was used.
The Stringmaster was available in two, three and four-neck versions. The single-neck equiavalent was known as the Fender Deluxe and was available in 6 and 8-string variants.
Currently being auctioned on eBay with a starting price of $1,999.99.
G L Wilson
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