The G-4 is instantly recognizable from across the room thanks to the distinctive white stripe that runs down the middle of the rosewood fingerboard. Cromwell was another of Gibson's house brands along the lines of Oriole, Kalamazoo, and many others that were manufactured mostly for mail-order retailers...you can read "Beare and Son, Toronto" on the label inside the bass-side F hole. It features a spruce top with a 16" bout, mahogany back & sides, 1 3/4" nut, and 24 3/4" scale. The finish on the guitar is original and untouched, as are the frets, tuners (with the exception of one string post), nut, and pickguard. The body is crack-free, and there is no evidence of previous repairs or modifications aside from a 1950's era bridge. This guitar goes to show that a solid, quality Gibson-made archtop doesn't have to break the bank!