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Vintage '38 Oahu Tonemaster Lap Steel Guitar with Original Case in very good Condition This certainly is a beautifully executed guitar. The body is Mahogany. All parts with the exception of strings & tuner machines are original. We’ve had several of these guitars. This one is in very good condition, better than most. Aesthetically, it is very fine. The finish has the character only age can lend. The case is decent condition. All latches and hinges work well. Those in the know find these lap steels to be outstanding. The longer than normal scale length of 24.5" gives it more range than conventional lap steels. They’re one of my favorites. This one has features that put it in the early '38 era. I particularly like the embellished control knob plates. A sister model, the Diana was the lap steel of choice for one of my favorite artists, Lance Harrison. I highly recommend checking out his CDs & UTube videos. I’ve been told several times that the pickup in these guitars are worth more than the guitar. Be that as it may, the pickup may be rare, but I prefer leaving the pickup in this guitar. The body is just too beautiful. If I wanted to rob a pickup for another guitar, I’d choose a guitar that was less attractive to take it from. The pickup receives rave reviews. We recently sold another Oahu Tonemaster with this same model pickup and the new owner of this fine old guitar chose it particularly for the signal translation of the pickup. Jimi Hendrix played a Strat with single coil pickups and AlNiCo magnets. I’ve run this guitar through combinations of effects and duplicated some of the sounds he created, only on a slide guitar. This guitar can scream. Or growl. Or be mellow. And the sustain is also noteworthy. You can go from country twang to Southern blues to Hawaiian or anything beyond. It’s up to you. This is a vintage classic. Enjoy it. *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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