I just purchased this " 1940s Strad-o-lin. The bridge was modified and could not be used. I fitted a bridge left over from a Saga kit and strung it up with light strings. Sounds and plays great, there's a small lip where the back was loose by the tail piece but it doesn't move and I think some one glued it back badly. big chip out of the back there as well. The bridge was modified badly and put 2 holes in the top. The bridge I put on has a larger foot print so the holes don't seem to be a problem. Any info anyone has about what year this may be would be appreciated. I took it to the local pickin' circle the night I got it and it did great , I'm already sure it's a keeper.