This guitar is branded Alden but it was made by Harmony and it's basically a Stratotone Mars H-45. The Harmony catalog from 1962 says the H-45 has, “outstanding value in its price class,” which is still true today, This guitar is n in very good condition and show very few signs that it was played much over the past few decades. Although it looks like is is a solid body, it actually has a hollow "tone chamber" construction, as Harmony calls it. This is a simple guitar but is has a great, raunchy tone that is perfect for garage rack or funkier blues. Includes a recent vintage gig bag.