Serial number 116146 was stamped on August 11, 1950 and cleared final inspection on November 13 that year.
Guitars from the 1950s are rarely encountered with dark tops and only one from this batch of 25 guitars got the sunburst finish.
The tuners are Kluson K-210 machines with metal buttons.
Style 18 features:
Back and sides: Mahogany
Top: Sitka spruce
Binding: Black celluloid
Other period features:
Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
Brazilian rosewood belly bridge
Dot fingerboard inlays
Steel T-bar neck reinforcement
Decal on headstock
No "Made in USA" stamp on back of headstock
Photos courtesy of Steve Swan Guitars.