This is a lovely example of Gretsch craftsmanship from the 1940s. The Electromatic is the only model of lap steel that Gretsch actually made, while other models bearing the Gretsch name were made by other companies such as Valco. This guitar is of all-Mahogany construction and has Harlin Bros. harp-style tuners, etched bacolite headstock logo and rope-style body and neck bindings. If one looks closely, you will see that the volume knobs and tone knobs are actually AM radio dials indicating frequency from 55 to 1500 mhz. Use of such knobs was common in the war years when parts were scarce. It is in generally good condition with only minor finish checking and some small marks and dings as would be expected over time and there are some scratches on the back. All electronics have been professionally cleaned and left original to the instrument and they all function properly. The only change made to this lap steel was the old fashioned button jack was replaced with a modern output jack. Comes with period hard shell case, possibly made by Geib. Original button jack is in the case.