I acquired this guitar in September of 2008 and it has a market value of about $36.00. This is a 1960's vintage single pickup electric guitar that looks similar to some Silvertone, Kay, Airline, Teisco guitars from the era but it has no markings indicating USA or Japan build. The original gold color was removed from the front and back but it does remain on the edges and a bit on the headstock. The wood underneath looks almost like a mahagony and maybe that's what it is. The neck was straight and had good fret life and nice action with adjustable bridge. As far as I can tell, this guitar was all original and complete except for the finish being removed.