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Epiphone Electar Century 1939 Lap Steel - Ebony

The Epiphone Electar Inspired by "1939" Century Lap Steel Outfit is a reissue of one of the company's most popular vintage designs. The "1939" looks just like an original due to its 1-piece mahogany body, "Circus Tent" control knobs, traditional fretboard markings, and vintage-style metal Epiphone headstock badge. And you'll also love the modern conveniences built in, such as a powerful Epiphone 500B Blade humbucking pickup and inset non-slip rubber pads. The Electar Inspired by "1939" Century Lap Steel brings you back to a golden age of the early electric guitar.

The Electar "1939" Century Lap Steel was originally designed by Herb Sunshine, one of Epiphone's earliest salesmen and electronics developers. He was also the man responsible for the Electar name, which the company gave to their whole line of electric instruments and amplifiers. This design was one of Epiphone's first solidbody electric guitars, predating their traditional solidbody electrics by over 20 years.

  • Body Shape: Electar Lap Steel
  • Color: Ebony
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Body Material: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Neck Material: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: Plexiglass
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Traditional "1939" Art Deco Replica
  • Number of Frets: 28
  • Scale Length: 22.5"
  • Nut Width: 2.5"
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Electronics: 1 x volume, 1 x tone, Epiphone 500B "Blade" humbucker
  • Case Included: Gig bag