1 949Norm 6 months ago I recently picked up a late 30’s Orchestra model from a guy. He told me that he bought it a few years ago from an older gentleman in Harlem, who had been a Jazz player on Bourbon St in Louisiana for many many years. He also was told that the guy bought the Guitar from Fred Gretsch when it was new. (I will say that this Guitar has been played...a LOT) About a week after I bought it we were talking over the phone when he mentioned he also had something else that he had bought from the guy when he bought the guitar. The guy “Paul” said that he had bought this from Fred Gretsch himself in the late 30’s or early 40’s. I have not personally held this in my hand, I’ve only seen pictures. The current owner says it is made out of Bake Lite and rhinestones. I’ve not seen anything like this myself. Can anyone identify it ?