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Up for Sale is a
Vintage 1936 Epiphone Electar Lap Steel!
Meissner Horseshoe Pickup! Made In USA!
This is really cool. You are looking at a Vintage 1936 Epiphone Electar Lap Steel. This has the highly desirable Miessner "horseshoe" pickup, only available on the very first Electars, as Rickenbacher sued them for patent infringement, and forced them to switch pickup design. In vintage lap steel guitars I generally find horseshoe pickups to be the best. And Meissner's have an edge over most Rickenbachers from the same era. Bigger stronger magnets. Higher output. Great overall signal translation. B.F. Meissner was a pioneer electronic engineer in the audio amplification field.
The scale length is 22.5" Everything works well, with a very strong pickup. Classic "Art Dec" Styling. The Black bakelite finish with the vertical gray stripes and carousel knobs really set this off right. A real work of Art. Plays and Sounds Great! An affordable piece of Vintage Americana!
Serial Number: #1020
Complete Package with Original Case Included!
Cosmetics: Excellent Condition. Keep in mind that this is a 82 year old vintage lap steel. There are some strumming scratches and a few nicks here and there, but overall really good shape. The exterior suitcase tolex is a little faded but all the latches work and interior felt is fine. Dripping with "Mojo" It is used. Not perfect. Look at the pictures closely. They will tell the story.
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- Condition: Very Good (Used)
- Brand: Epiphone
- Model: Electar Lap Steel
- Finish: Black
- Categories: Lap Steel
- Year: 1936
- Made In: United States