Our research shows this instrument was made by the Dobro Company for music schools in the early 1930's. Although this does show significant wear marks, scratches, dings etc. it is in remarkably good stable playing shape and has no significant cracks. There only one very small separation at the very bottom of the heel which is typical for these older resonator instruments. It does not affect playability as this is a square-neck slide guitar so low action is not an issue. There is also some tarnish on the metal parts as to be expected, and a portion of the neck decal is missing at the upper fingerboard. This comes with possibly its original chipboard like case. and tons of mojo.