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Thought I'd put this up for anyone whose interested. Have just finished restoring this Guitar by Giuseppe Indelicato Contorino from Catania. Would put it in the late 1920's? Had bar frets when i got it. The DNA is there for the later gypsy jazz guitars we know and love, headstock, D neck profile, neck joint etc. Construction is two ply laminate back, solid maple sides, spruce top 4mm thick. Neck is some type of fruit wood. Ladder braced with the tops chamferred (Busato?). Plays loud and 'spanky'. Sold originally as a Hawaiian guitar.