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jeff1231
Dec-20-2018, 12:11pm
Hi everyone,
I have been given mixed reports about which model I have. Can you help clarify?
Thanks so much!

William Smith
Dec-20-2018, 12:17pm
Looks like a late 50's-60's A-40 with non-original tuners and tailpiece.

Lane Pryce
Dec-23-2018, 8:18pm
The 40’s had mahogany backs. Lp

John Rosett
Dec-23-2018, 10:32pm
The 40’s had mahogany backs. Lp

I think that all the A-40's had mahogany back s and sides.

William Smith
Dec-23-2018, 10:40pm
Yes they all had hogwood backs and sides, looking closely I'd say its an early 50's? Before I thought late 50's early 60's.