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2003 Cole Clark Violap Horseshoe lap steel guitar SOLD

2003 Cole Clark Violap Horseshoe lap steel guitar  SOLD

Here’s a very cool 2003 Cole Clark Violap Horseshoe lap steel guitar.

This Violap features a horseshoe type pickup, so-called because the pickup magnet wraps around the coil (rather than being embedded in the coil). This unique pickup design dates back to early electric Rickenbacker instruments – from the 1930’s – but this history has presented opportuntities for potential infringement. Consequently, current Cole Clark instruments use humbucking and piezo pickups.

This example is in very good condition with a unique tone.

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Epiphone Electar Zephyr Lap Steel Guitar 1943 No Longer Available

Epiphone Electar Zephyr Lap Steel Guitar 1943 No Longer Available

Here’s a very cool Epiphone Electar Zephyr lap steel guitar from 1943. These were amongst the very first solidbody electric instruments. Introduced in 1939, the Zephyr was made until 1957.

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Celtic Cross Weissenborn style Baritone 2004 SOLD

Celtic Cross Weissenborn style Baritone 2004 SOLD

We regularly have Weissenborn style instruments come through, but this is the first baritone I’ve seen. Well made, with a very full, rich sound. Baritone instruments really grab sonic attention, and the hollowneck design is very resonant.

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National Chicagoan Lap Steel late 50’s (Consignment) SOLD

National Chicagoan Lap Steel late 50's (Consignment) SOLD

Here is a great looking late 50’s lap steel with gray pearl finish. This instrument is in great condition for its age and comes with the original hardshell case.

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Gibson MultiHarp Steel 1957 SOLD

Gibson MultiHarp Steel 1957 SOLD

A combination of a console grande and a pedal steel guitar, the Gibson MultiHarp was the top of the line Gibson instrument at the time.

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Fender Stringmaster Triple Neck Steel 1955 SOLD

Fender Stringmaster Triple Neck Steel 1955 SOLD

Here is a 1955 Fender Stringmaster triple-neck steel guitar. Each neck has 8 strings and two pickups.

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