Pretty Gibson EH-100 Lap Steel with the praised Bar pickup with cream plastic bobbin. Full functioning old lady delivering classic slide notes and much more.
The Recording King brand was marketed by Montgomery Ward, a large mail order sales catalog company. Their guitars and lap steels were manufactured by the Gibson Company at teh Kalamazoo factory between 1937 and 1941. This one has a pear shaped Curly Maple body with a tobacco sunburst finish. It has a bound Rosewood fingerboard and a single coil “Charlie Christian” blade pickup. Roy Smeck was a famous musician and steel guitarist who endorsed this model. He started off playing on the 1920s vaudeville stage and then brought the lap steel guitar to early recordings, radio, cinema, and television.
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.
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