Electar Model-M Lap Steel Guitar

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1939-40 Epiphone Electar Logo
Epiphone Electar Logo

In 1936, Epiphone introduced the ‘Electar’ brand of electric guitars & amplifiers, including several patents for electric Hawaiian lap steel guitars. The first was the Electar Model-M patented by Epi Stathopoulo, which was a patented design, as it was not a new invention. The Model M was intended as the company's first deluxe lap steel guitar

See Also:


Epiphone Model M
Epiphone Electar Model-M 6-String Lap Steel Guitar Black/Gray
Epiphone Model M
Epiphone Electar Model-M 7-String Lap Steel Guitar White/Gold
Epiphone Electar Model-M 6-String Lap Steel Guitar Headstock Epiphone Electar Model-M 7-String Lap Steel Guitar Headstock
Epiphone Electar Model-M 6-String Lap Steel Guitar Headstock
Epiphone Electar Model-M 7-String Lap Steel Guitar Headstock
Epiphone Electar Model-M Lap Steel Guitar Black/Gray Epiphone Electar Model-M Lap Steel Guitar White/Gold
Epiphone Electar Model-M Lap Steel Guitar Black/Gray with Horseshoe Pickup
Epiphone Electar Model-M Lap Steel Guitar White/Gold with Trubalance Pickup

Specifications:

  • 1936-1939
  • Model VG-EC
  • Available in 6 or 7 string models

Body:

  • Wood stairstep body with aluminum cap
  • Art-deco aluminum top

Neck:

  • Neck through body design
  • Rosewood fretboard with multi-colored position dots
  • Metal Electar logo plate on headstock
  • 22.5" scale
  • 2.125" nut width (6-string)

Binding:

  • White pyralin neck binding

Horseshoe Pickup:

  • Solid bar pole-piece
  • Black tape wound coil

Trubalance Pickup:

  • Single-coil adjustable pole-piece pickup
  • Bakelite pickup surround cover

Controls:

  • 1 Volume control
  • 1 Tone control (Horseshoe pickup)
  • 2 Tone controls for hi-pass & low-pass (Trubalance pickup)

Hardware:

  • Nickel-plated open-gear individual tuners with nickel buttons
  • Aluminum nut and bridge/tailpiece combination
  • Removable black crinkle finished handrest
  • Access to the electronics through felt-padded plate on the back of the instrument
  • Black volume and tone knobs
  • Tone & Volume controls mounted on opposite sides of pickup
  • Suitcase-style linen covered hard shell case

Colors:

  • White body with etched gold on gold metal top
  • Black body with etched gray on black metal top



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