This morning was the required trek to the monthly swap meet . . . rainy, cold, and generally not a good day for a swap. But, lo-and-behold, I ventured in to see a regular swapper who always shows up with musical instruments, and what did he have, a Stella guitar in incredibly good condition. We haggled a while about price and I finally walked out with this little jewel. It's in great condition with no fret ware, no backside scuffs, a little wear on the lower bout, original tuners needed to be oiled is all, original strings need to be replaced, and it needs a thorough cleaning and polishing. Action is about 1/8th inch at the twelfth fret, neck is straight, body is solid, with none of the expected problems with a guitar fifty plus years old. Take a look at this fare maiden that plays really well.