Luna Guitars Lap Steel Guitar, Acoustic/Solid Wood, LS WEI SOLID
Luna Guitars Weissenborn-Style Solid Top Acoustic Lap Steel
Luna's Weissenborn-style select acoustic lap steel features the same distinctive abalone fret markers as our High Tide series ukuleles. A full moon at the first fret tugs at the waves that grace the rosewood fingerboards.
Acoustic lap-style guitars first emerged in Hawaii in the 1890s, where players raised the action of their standard guitars, laid them flat on their laps, and learned to play melodies with a metal bar sliding along the strings. Los Angeles-based luthier Hermann Weissenborn refined the concept in the 1920s. Electric lap steels were developed in response for the desire for louder volume
MODEL: LES WEI SOLID
· abalone 'rising tide' fret markers
· BODY: Weissenborn-style Hawaiian
· TOP: solid mahogany
· BACK & SIDES: select mahogany
· NECK: mahogany
· FINGERBOARD: Indian rosewood
· TUNERS: chrome-plated
· SCALE: 24 ½"
· NUT: 1⅞" ox bone
· FINISH: gloss