Yep, it's an original '30s Dobro and one of their more bizarre decorations. Lots of scratches to the finish on the sides, probably from the rivets in a chipboard case, but the design on the top and back is in good shape. The square neck has lots of wear to the edges as shown. We're guessing the cone and the coverplate are later, but it sounds great and at this price who cares? You'll shake up your pals at the next bluegrass jam when you pull this out of the case!