I have other better guitars, but this one is very handy to have hanging on the wall by the computer if I find something on the net I want to learn to play.
It is also easy to play. It has a lot of wear on it, so if I scratch it is hard to tell!
Very good value if you can get it cheap.
Lots of fun as a "beater" or campfire guitar.
Where Obtained: free (was going to landfill, but I saved it!)
I just found out its a Model 928. Made in US. Wood is either fruitwood or birch. Has a natural finish. Has a bridge/tailpiece setup, sort of like a jazz guitar. It seems very durable, with thick braces and lots of glue inside! I think it has solid woods in it.
Action is OK, a little high starting at fret 10 or so. Neck is short scale and easy to fret for the basic chords.
Sound is loud and kind of dry. Think of Robert Johnson.
Good for fingerpicking and slide.
Bridge was missing when I got it. A friend gave me a bridge from another guitar.. and based on photos I found on the net, it looks very similar to the bridge that came with it.
Very durable. I can tell that it was not taken very good care of in the past, yet it is not warped. Has a small crack in the top. Neck rod can't be adjusted.
I guess you could play live with it, or use for slide. Bending strings will pull it out of tune.
(March 2011) Added DR Strings, new Ping 2630 3 on a plate tuners (perfect fit!) for use this spring and summer as a travel or beater guitar. Going to lower the bridge a bit. Might handcraft a pickguard for it too.