Here’s my late 40’s early 50’s Oahu Tonemaster – I picked her up on ebay
about 10 months ago for $250.00 with the original HSC. The tuner pegs were shot, and the wiring was rough but the folks at the Vintage shop in Austin, TX got her back to life.
These babies have a huge, fat tone – sustain for hours and a great look.
The checkerboard binding, real metal frets and inlayed dots – plus the great hand rest/ string cover makes this steel the belle of the ball.
If you can grab one for under $500, I would do it.