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❌SOLD❌ National Dynamic Lap Steel Red and White, 1962

❌SOLD❌ National Dynamic Lap Steel Red and White, 1962

The National Dynamic Lap Steel was built from 1961 to 1968 for National String Instrument Corporation by Valco in Chicago, Illinois. National at this point had fallen far from its heyday after inventing the Resophonic guitar (plus mandolin and ukulele) to provide more volume to working guitarists. It was founded by guitarist George Beauchamp and luthier John Dopyera in 1927. Dopyera left National to form, with his brothers, the DoBro company in 1928 and produced single cone resonator models. Dopyera purchased a controlling share of National in 1932 and merged National and DoBro production. Many instruments like the National Dynamic lap steel were produced, along with matching amplifiers.   

Vintage
Price: $750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Duesenberg Pomona 6 Lap Steel with MultiBender

❌SOLD❌  Duesenberg Pomona 6 Lap Steel with MultiBender

Built in Germany to update the concept of the lap steel, the Duesenberg Pomona 6 brings in features otherwise found on pedal steels, in particular a movable capo and the Multi Bender. Built with a slab of Mahogany carrying a pair of humbucking pickups, a sliding capo and a palm-lever operated pitch-raising ‘Multi Bender’ tailpiece based on the old Bigsby Palm Pedal design, the Pomona is a fully professional grade lap steel.

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Price: $2,300.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Cole Clark Violap with Horseshoe Pickup, 2003

❌SOLD❌ Cole Clark Violap with Horseshoe Pickup, 2003

The Cole Clark Violap is based on the classic Weissenborn steel guitar body shape, but built as a semi-hollow for amplified use without feedback. The concept is similar to the thinline Gibson ES-335 series, with a solid center block in an arched-top body. Cole Clark was founded in 2001 by Adam Cole and Bradley Clark in Melbourne Australia, and focuses on building quality instruments using sustainably harvested tone woods mostly native to Australia.

Used
Price: $999.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Rickenbacker Electro Model NS Lap Steel, 1948

❌SOLD❌ Rickenbacker Electro Model NS Lap Steel, 1948

The Rickenbacker lap steel was possibly the very first successful electric guitar put into larger scale production, but Rickenbacker’s influence goes back to the early National days. Adolph Rickenbacker – then spelled Richenbacher – had a tool and die shop near National, and was contracted to produce metal bodies and resonator cones for National guitars, ukuleles and mandolins.

Vintage
Price: $925.00 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ 2013 Alastair Miller ‘Dallas’ Lap Steel

❌ SOLD ❌ 2013 Alastair Miller 'Dallas' Lap Steel

Alastair Millar builds various types of acoustic and electric guitars, including the lap steel, in his Toronto workshop, after working at DeJonge guitars.

Used
Price: $1,500.00 CAD

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