Lap Steel Mahogany Hawaiian Electric


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USD$ 499.00   USD$ 700.00

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Acoustic lap-style guitars first emerged in Hawaii in the 1890s, where players raised the action of their standard guitars, laid them flat on their laps, and learned to play melodies with a metal bar sliding along the strings. Los Angeles-based luthier Hermann Weissenborn refined the concept in the 1920s. Electric lap steels were developed in response for the desire for louder volume.

Luna's Weissenborn-style acoustic and electric lap steel offerings feature the same distinctive abalone fret markers as our High Tide series ukuleles. A full moon at the first fret tugs at the waves that grace the rosewood fingerboards.

  • abalone 'rising tide' fret markers
  • BODY: mahogany
  • neck : mahogany
  • PICKUPS: humbuckers
  • BRIDGE: Tune-O-Matic
  • TUNERS: chrome-plated
  • SCALE: 25.5"
  • NUT: 2"
  • finish : satin