Century Lap Steel Ebony
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 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.