• Gibson EH-100 Lap Steel (1939)

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    Pretty Gibson EH-100 Lap Steel guitar with the praised Bar pickup with cream plastic bobbin. Full functioning old lady delivering classic slide notes and much more.

    This sweet Gibson EH-100 Lap Steel Guitar or ‘Hawaiian’ guitar the first electric stringed instrument and hit the market just a few years before Les Paul and Charlie Christian modified their instruments. Gibson stated that this Lap Steel ‘had the quality and tone that players have dreamed about, but have never been able to find in an electric guitar before’, while highlighting ‘its great sustaining power’. The Gibson logo is cut-out of metal and mounted onto a solid cast piece. Original Grove open back tuners work great. More info on Gibson Lap Steels HERE

    The earliest documented performance with an electrically amplified guitar was in 1932, by Gage Brewer. The Lap Steel, Dobro and Pedal Steel guitar are associated most closely with Hawaiian music, country music and bluegrass, though some players have used them in rock music, jazz, blues, and other musical genres. Go check out John Paul Jones HERE, and Davil Gilmoure HERE. And be sure not to miss the phenomenal LAPSTEELATOR.  Back in the days the original retail price was…100 USD. She shows lots of marks that tell stories of her travels. One would say aged to perfection. Here technical condition is great and she sound sweet.



    • Type: EH-100
    • FON: EGE4152
    • Year: 1939
    • Body: Northern Maple with Ivoroid bound top
    • Fretboard: V-end bound Rosewood with 29 frets
    • Fretboard markers: Dot inlay
    • Pickup: U-magnet with multi bound black bobbin
    • Pickup adjusting screws on back
    • body depth: 2 1/8″
    • Finish: Chocolate brown with Sunburst shading on top, back and neck
    • Headstock logo: Nickel Pearl inlay pre-war script Gibson logo
    • Tuners: Nickel open gear with Ivoroid knobs
    • Bridge cover with hand rest
    • Body size: 14″ long, 9″wide and 17/8″deep
    • Case: Geib Faultless plywood with aeroplane cloth