Magnatone G-70 Lap Steel w/ Case! MOTS Finish! Vintage 1958!


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Up for Sale is a
Vintage 1958 Magnatone G-70 Lap Steel!

Pearloid Finish! Made In USA!

This is really cool. You are looking at a Vintage 1958 Magnatone G-70 Lap Steel. Made In USA. Pearloid finish. Commonly referred to as "Mother Of Toilet Seat" or MOTS Finish.

This steel is very well-preserved overall with only some very light wear to the pearloid and flocked underside and minor corrosion to the metal parts. It remains all original, except the buttons on the tuners had crumbled, so only the buttons were replaced. There is no other notable damage or repair.

The GT-70 is a great-sounding steel from the era when Magnatone hired Paul Bigsby as a consultant to help out with their professional instrument designs, resulting in some excellent guitars. The pickup is essentially the same unit used in the Mark III, Mark IV, and Mark V Spanish guitars, generally considered the best in Magnatone's history. This is a nice example of Magnatone's best work, complete with the original HSC. Excellent Condition.

Overall length is 31 5/8 in. (80.3 cm.), 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 1/2 in. (622 mm.). Width of nut is 2 in. (51 mm.).

Our luthier did a complete setup. Brand new strings were installed. Gig ready on Arrival!

Serial Number: #50587

Nut Width: 2.00"

Weight: 8.25 lbs.
Complete Package with Original Case Included

Due to CITES Treaty for Endangered Wood (Mahogany, Rosewood) We no longer ship out of the USA.

Cosmetics: Excellent Condition. Keep in mind that this is a 62 year old vintage Lap Steel that has been played. Chrome Hardware is faded and pitted. MOTS Finish in great shape! Some felt is worn off of the back. Dripping with "Mojo". It is used. Not perfect. Overall, a really nice Lap Steel guitar. Look at the pictures closely. They will tell the story.

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