This is the Shobro. Beautiful, isn't it? They weren't well received by their target group, the bluegrass crowd. They are too mellow in tone. It can be played as a Dobro, on the lap with a slide, etc. It came with a converstion kit. Originally created by "Shot" Jackson, the pattern was eventually sold to Gretsch, who stopped making them in 1973. This is the only Shobro I've seen with the "horn" design. Which makes it even more unique.