Electric Lap Steels

SOLD Asher Electro Hawaiian Model I Lap Steel, #572



Product Description

This is a masterfully built instrument crafted from exotic tone woods with vintage and modern details. It was originally designed by Bill Asher for Ben Harper in 1998 and inspired by the Weissenborn Hawaiian acoustic lap steel from the 1930s. This lap steel has great low-end and high-end response, clean or with overdrive - the sustain and acoustic overtones are unbeatable.

This is a rare one-off custom shop build embellished with abalone trim around the top, curly maple bindings, gold hardware and stunning highly figured Hawaiian Koa.



  • STYLE: 6-string lap steel
  • SCALE LENGTH: 25 inches
  • NECK & BODY: neck-through solid African mahogany with cylindrical tone chambers
  • TOP: flamed koa
  • DETAILS: abalone trim
  • PICKUPS: Asher Steelbuckers
  • PICKUP SWITCHING: three-way toggle
  • CONTROLS: master volume and master tone
  • KNOBS: gold metal knobs
  • FRET BOARD: flame koa
  • BRIDGE: flame koa
  • MACHINE HEADS: gold Kluson Deluxe with white buttons
  • NUT: micarta
  • STRING SPACING:  nut: 1 3/4 inches, bridge: 2 1/8 inches
  • COLOR: natural amber nitro
  • FINISH: nitro cellulose lacquer
  • STRINGS: Asher Electro Hawaiian ® Lap Steel strings
  • CASE: deluxe custom hard shell case
  • RETAIL PRICE: $3600

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