The four string all plastic Gene Autry "Cowboy Guitar" made by Emenee Industries of New York sold only in 1955 at Montgomery Wards.
It is a 3/4 size (32"x11) with raised cowboy scenes molded into the top: a six-shooter with holster, a steer, a steer's skull, Gene Autry's face, Gene Autry riding a horse, a boot spur, a western belt around the sound hole and Gene Autry's signature.
The top of the guitar is tan with the reliefs a putty color. Some of the reliefs have a little rubbing. The back and the neck of the guitar is a swirling tan color. There is a small circle on the back of the body with the logo "Emenee".
It has the chord player device that automatically plays the chords when attached to the fretboard. The red dots on the fretboard have the letters EM in each one.
The black peghead shows the "Emenee" logo, Gene Autry's signature and the name "Cowboy Guitar" and is encircled with a rope design. The back of the peghead has metal strips called the tailpiece.
Sadly it doesn't come with the box, the instruction booklet, the pick or the neck cord.
The child's toy was a working tenor guitar meant for children to learn how to play.
Item ID: GC-70
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