Gibson EH-150 Lap Steel Electric Guitar (1937)

Gibson  EH-150 Lap Steel Electric Guitar  (1937)

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Gibson EH-150 Model Lap Steel Electric Guitar (1937), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 279-10, sunburst lacquer finish, maple body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original tweed hard shell case.

The early Gibson EH-150 with the "Charlie Christian" style blade pickup is generally considered the best sounding lap steel guitar in the company's history, as well as one of the first successful electric instruments. This 1937 model has the original blade pickup coil with the bar magnets underneath-by most reckoning the finest version of this deservedly lauded unit. With a beautiful flame maple top triple-bound in celluloid and pearl peghead inlay this is a very attractive lap guitar. All of these semi-hollow body maple steels have a very rich, powerful tone with plenty of definition. An excellent playing and sounding steel, as well as a classy looking instrument in the Gibson tradition!
 
Overall length is 31 7/8 in. (81 cm.), 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 22 1/4 in. (565 mm.). Width of nut is 2 1/4 in. (57 mm.). This is a nice example overall, all original except the pickup has been rewound to the original spec, and a few of the screws holding the back on are changed. There is some light finish wear (most noticeable on the bottom edge of the body) but no other repairs or alterations. The exceptional sound is still intact, and this is an excellent player's example of this very fine lap steel, including the original tweed case. Excellent - Condition.