electric banjo-like round-bodied guitar is almost certainly a Frankenstein job pieced together from parts rather than a forgotten vintage gem. The modern Tele-style bridge with 6 individual saddles is a dead giveaway, and those plates on the front and back of the body look suspiciously as if they're hiding something - most like the joining together of the centre section of an old Truetone guitar with the new(-er) body wings. We can see from the photos that the neck section was originally from a glued-in neck guitar, and the joins are all too obvious. Nevertheless it's an interesting curiosity of a guitar in its own right and with a starting bid of US $19.99 it'll be interesting to see what a true pawn shop guitar like this might sell for.
G L Wilson
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