1 JimR56 9 months ago http://www.ebay.com/itm/FLA...Apologies if this is old news. I tried to find any existing topic about this, but didn't find anything.First of all, I do realize who is selling this, and I know he's been the subject of many many discussions here over the years. It's unclear to me whether he's strictly a greedy con man or whether he's dealing with a mental illness. The description for this item seems particularly bizarre and over the top. Anyway, no need to focus on him. I'm intrigued by the beauty of this particular guitar (and no, I'm not interested in buying it).Okay, so I'm wondering what we're really looking at here. My knowledge of Gretsch acoustic archtops is very limited, but this thing looks special, even if the description was comically exaggerated. I guess I'm a bit confused by the notion that this guitar would be identified as a 1951 example. To my eyes, certain features (the tuners, the binding, and the flamed maple back) are more reminiscent of an earlier era (1930's/40's). Obviously, those thumbnail inlays are later. Anyway, I haven't tried to research it... thought it would be more fun to get the thoughts of the experts here.