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1936 Epiphone Electar w/ Meissner horseshoe pickup Time capsule condition. One of my favorite lap steels. In vintage lap steel guitars I generally find horseshoe pickups to be the best. And Meissner's have an edge over most Rickenbachers from the same era. Bigger stronger magnets. Higher output. Great overall signal translation. B.F. Meissner was a pioneer electronic engineer in the audio amplification field. He patented an electric piano in the early '30's. And developed electric instruments of many types. From harmonicas to tympani. He made horseshoe pickups that have been found on a few models of Epiphone, Vega & Oahu lap steel guitars from 1936. Then Rickenbacher's lawyer threatened a lawsuit and we no longer saw these pickups being used. I've been interested in vintage lap steels for about 47 years now & have been fortunate to familiarize myself with all known models of the horseshoe pups. My favorite vintage lap steels have been wooden bodied models with horseshoe pups. This particular instrument is beautifully executed. A stainless steel top plate that extends (& reinforces) up the neck to the nut. One hell of a pickguard. This guitar shows little wear. Even the case is in great shape. I've seen new demo guitars that were in worse condition. This is classic museum quality. Photos of 2 examples that sold for the same price. *Please see our other listings and store for many other Vintage (Lap Steel) Guitars and Amplifiers. We currently have Alamos, Audio Vox, Bronsons, Dickersons, Dobros, English, Epiphones, Fenders, Gibsons, Harlin Bros, Harmonys, Kays, Maestros, Magnatones, McKinney, Nationals, Oahus, Rickenbachers, Sho Bud, Silvertones, Supertones, Supros, Vegas, and White Lap Steels as well as several others. We've been in the guitar business for over 50 years. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments* *We also accept Cashier's Checks, Bank Transfers & other forms of payment. We ship (worldwide) at cost. Please contact for information.*

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