Alamo was founded in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas by Charles Ellenberg to make amplifiers and lap steel guitars for a local music distributor. Alamo branched out into standard guitars in the late 1950s and by the mid-1960s they were making inexpensive electric guitars that competed with the influx of Japanese imports. The Fiesta line was their most popular line and although it looks like a solid bodied guitar, it’s actually made of laminated poplar over a hollow core. This two-pickup Fiesta is in fine structural and cosmetic condition. The single coil pickups have a nice twangy tone. This guitar is well constructed eve if its shape is a little ungainly. Includes the original chipboard case.