There's been a lot of interesting guitars at the pawn shops since the first of the year, though it wasn't until today that I pulled the trigger. This vintage Silvertone was just too cool and the price was right. It's in playable condition, though one of the three control knobs is missing and a tuning button has fallen off. There is some beautiful checking in the finish. It's in need of a good cleaning, minor repairs, and a set-up. I'm really looking forward to hearing the tone of those Japanese single coil pickups.