Awesome guitar...1953 Epiphone Emperor electric, with 3 wonderful sounding NY pickups....The guitar is working great. The tone switch is fully functional. The frets are low but are playable. To be optimal, a refret would be in order. This is a BIG guitar. Its incredibly lovely. all the parts appear to be original including the very large sized original brown case. Look online, you will find our price is a bargain. There is a large brownish finish stain on the front. The original pickguard needs some repair, but is in pretty good shape compared to many of the guards from that era.