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There is some non-standard stuff going on with that guitar. Looks like a flat fretboard end, and vol/tone knobs are small and black. That pooints to possibly being a custom or prototype for the Johnny Smith model.
More research just found me this photo. The guitar does have a flat fretboard end and a script logo making it either a 1943-1947 with added pickup, or a custom reissue made in the 90s.
Thanks a lot guys for all your input and informations.
Wilko, I remember that photo.
And IIRC I did not see the pic from back then but it was a video.
And if my memories are not fooling me Keith and Ronnie told in that vid how old these guitars
they were playing here are.
I think I remember that about Ronnie's they said it was from the 1940ies.
Please don't nail me on that. I'm turning 70 this July and maybe my memories start fading.