Lap Steel Weissenborn Style Hawaiian


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Weissenbornstyle Select

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: Weissenborn-style Hawaiian
  • TOP: select mahogany
  • BACK & sides : select mahogany
  • neck : mahogany
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian rosewood
  • TUNERS: chrome-plated
  • SCALE: 24.5"
  • NUT: ox bone
  • finish : gloss