Epiphone presents the Electar Inspired by "1939" Century Lap Steel Outfit, a one of a kind reissue of the Art Deco styled Hawaiian lap steel guitar originally designed by Herb Sunshine, Epiphone's legendary salesman, electronics developer, and a good friend of founder Epi Stathopoulo.
Herb Sunshine was one of Epi Stathopoulo's key employees at the "House of Stathopoulo" headquarters in New York and helped to inspire Epiphone to become the leading name in affordable professional instruments. "Epi's father had brought over their Greek traditions from the old country and Epi was just carrying on where the old man had left off. They had terrific pride. Epi personally examined every guitar and banjo," Sunshine told Epiphone historian Jim Fisch. "We called electric guitars and amplifiers "Electar" which is a name I coined."
"The ultimate in steel guitar form."
The new Epiphone Electar Inspired by "1939" Century Lap Steel 6-string Outfit features the same body profile as the vintage original with a one-piece Mahogany body and neck with an Ebony finish. The back of the body has an inset non-slip rubber pad.
The "1939" Century neck area has a classic Plexiglass fingerboard with a traditional "1939" Art Deco Replica inlay design with 28 frets that are properly set for great intonation at any position. The headstock features the vintage metal Epiphone badge used on Epiphone's earliest electric archtops from the 40s through the introduction of the Epiphone Casino in 1961! The 2.5" aluminum nut is raised slide and the Wilkinson™ "Deluxe" 3-in-Line machine heads have Ivory Colored Buttons.
The new Electar Inspired by "1939" Century Lap Steel is powered by a powerful Epiphone 500B "Blade" Humbucker with beautiful reproduction Epiphone "Circus Tent" knobs for Master Volume and Tone. The bridge and tailpiece are Aluminum with a period-style nickel-plated steel cover.
The Epiphone Electar Inspired by "1939" Century Lap Steel Outfit comes with a fitted gigbag and comes with Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and world famous Gibson 365/24/7 customer service. Take a home a classic from the original House of Stathopoulo with the Epiphone Electar Inspired by "1939" Century Lap Steel Outfit at your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer.
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Square
Scale Length: 22.5"
Fingerboard Material: Plexiglass
Fingerboard Design: Traditional "1939" Art Deco Replica
Headstock: Traditional with Vintage-Style Metal "Epiphone" Badge
Pickup: Epiphone 500B "Blade" Humbucker
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Knobs: Vintage "Circus Tents"
Bridge/Tailpiece: Aluminum with Nickel-Plated Steel Cover
Nut: Aluminum, Raised
Nut Width: 2.5"
Machine Heads: Wilkinson™ "Deluxe" 3-In-Line with Ivory Colored Buttons
Back: Inset Non-Slip Pad on Body and Neck
Includes: Deluxe Gigbag
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
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It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.