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EPIPHONE ELECTAR CENTURY 1939 LAPSTEEL GUITAR - EBONY

Stock code: EPIEFCLEBNH1

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Description

The ultimate in steel guitar form.

Epiphone presents the Electar Inspired by "1939" Century Lap Steel Outfit, a one of a kind reissue of the Art Deco styled Hawaiian lap steel guitar originally designed by Herb Sunshine, Epiphone's legendary salesman, electronics developer, and a good friend of founder Epi Stathopoulo.

Herb Sunshine was one of Epi Stathopoulo's key employees at the "House of Stathopoulo" headquarters in New York and helped to inspire Epiphone to become the leading name in affordable professional instruments. "Epi's father had brought over their Greek traditions from the old country and Epi was just carrying on where the old man had left off. They had terrific pride. Epi personally examined every guitar and banjo," Sunshine told Epiphone historian Jim Fisch. "We called electric guitars and amplifiers "Electar" which is a name I coined."

The new Epiphone Electar Inspired by "1939" Century Lap Steel 6-string Outfit features the same body profile as the vintage original with a one-piece Mahogany body and neck with an Ebony finish. The back of the body has an inset non-slip rubber pad.

The "1939" Century neck area has a classic Plexiglass fingerboard with a traditional "1939" Art Deco Replica inlay design with 28 frets that are properly set for great intonation at any position. The headstock features the vintage metal Epiphone badge used on Epiphone's earliest electric archtops from the 40s through the introduction of the Epiphone Casino in 1961! The 2.5" aluminum nut is raised slide and the Wilkinson™ "Deluxe" 3-in-Line machine heads have Ivory Colored Buttons.

Specs

Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Square
Scale Length: 22.5"
Fingerboard Material: Plexiglass
Fingerboard Design: Traditional "1939" Art Deco Replica
Headstock: Traditional with Vintage-Style Metal "Epiphone" Badge
Frets: 28
Strings: 6
Pickup: Epiphone 500B "Blade" Humbucker
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Knobs: Vintage "Circus Tents"
Bridge/Tailpiece: Aluminum with Nickel-Plated Steel Cover
Nut: Aluminum, Raised
Nut Width: 2.5"
Hardware: Nickel
Machine Heads: Wilkinson™ "Deluxe" 3-In-Line with Ivory Colored Buttons
Back: Inset Non-Slip Pad on Body and Neck
Includes: Deluxe Gigbag