I found this guitar on eBay and arranged to see the guitar before bidding. The vendor was selling it on behalf of his brother and had re-sprayed it with gold metallic auto paint after stripping off black gloss paint and discovering the remains of gold Frosted Duco underneath.
The neck was very warped and not in a playable condition with signs of woodworm. It had replacement machine heads and a very distorted resonator, but the irreplaceable parts, the body and tailpiece, were perfect.
I had to have the guitar so put in a high bid, won the auction and got the guitar for half of what I was prepared to pay.