Electar Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar & Amplifier

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Epiphone Electar Hawiian
1935 Epiphone Electar Hawiian
1935 Epiphone Electar Hawiian Guitar & Amplifier Cabinet: Front 1935 Epiphone Electar Hawiian Guitar & Amplifier Cabinet: Back
1935 Epiphone Electar Hawiian Guitar & Amplifier Cabinet: Front
1935 Epiphone Electar Hawiian Guitar & Amplifier Cabinet: Back
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Electar Hawiian Guitar Amplifier: Front.jpg
Electar Hawiian Guitar Amplifier: Back.jpg

Introduced in 1935, the Electar Hawaiian Lap Steel guitar was Epiphone's first lap steel guitar.

Many of the first amps were built for the lap steel market such as the Electar model, seen to the right, with an Electar Hawaiian guitar. The chassis was housed in a black leatherette cabinet that was supplied by a suitcase manufacturer and featured hinged, detachable front and back covers to protect the tube circuitry and the 8” speaker. The bottom mounted chassis was equipped with an on/off switch, fuse, AC-DC control and two input jacks. The tone and volume were meant to be controlled from the instrument directly. As the popularity of the amplifier grew, so did the options and choices available to the player. The Model C and Model M added tone and volume controls as well as 10” and 12” speakers


Specifications:

  • 1935

Body:

  • Teardrop shaped body

Neck:

  • Rosewood fretboard
  • White fret-line indicators
  • Multi-colored fingerboard dots

Electronics:

  • Horseshoe pickup
  • Single volume control

Hardware:

  • Black bakelite carousel knob

Colors:

  • Black

Amplifier & Cabinet:

  • Black leatherette guitar & amp cabinet
  • Hinged detachable front & back covers
  • Removable 10 watt amplifier
  • Two input jacks
  • On/off switch
  • Fuse
  • AC-DC controls
  • 8" speaker



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