This is really
nice 1957 456. The 456 is identical to the more
common 457 except that the 456 has a Maple top whereas the
457 has Spruce. Laminates in both cases so purely
a pre-truss-rod example, it has that thicker neck profile
necessary to keep the neck straight and true.
It plays really well and is in superb condition with the
most amazing finish for a 55 year old guitar -
hardly a mark on it.
pickup gives it that true 50's sound although I suspect that
the pickup assembly is a 60's unit!