Its a four hole Gibson archtop ring, bad NO, but desireable over other archtop rings, never, desireable over ANY flathead ring NOPE NO
My brother’s ‘65 Ford Falcon, as clean as it was, would never be as valuable as a beat up, base model 6 cylinder Mustang from the same year. Same engine, drive train and chassis. Different sheet metal and name plate.
Assuming you're a 4-string player, whether you prefer the "Gibson tenor archtop sound" or the "Gibson tenor flathead sound" is... up to you.
I'm a 5-string player, and from what I've read, tenor players in the 20's and 30's who played Gibson tenors often preferred the archtop ring over the flathead.
Again, whether YOU would prefer archtop to flathead is up to your own ears.
Having said that, a beautiful "new old stock" 1967 flathead TB-250 just showed up in the classifieds recently. Probably one of the best examples that can be found at the present time.
'Nice Fender FB 58' 43 min
'Fly Fishing' 1 hr
'Peghead repair' 1 hr