OUT OF STOCK NOW...2019 NEW Asher Electro Hawaiian® Junior Lap Steel Trans Cherry - IMPROVED quality, components and tone!
The best electric lap steel on the market just got better. Asher Guitar’s Electro Hawaiian Junior 6-string lap steel got a complete overhaul and although the look is generally the same, the telling is in the details.
Known for its solid construction and quality components, the use of lighter-weight African mahogany with its neck-through-body construction, provides the optimal foundation for creating an impressive resonance and tonal range. The improved high output humbucker pickups produce an impressive huge sound with depth and clarity without being too dark.
The Junior’s slightly wider string spacing allows for effortless playability making it a great cross-over instrument for guitar, Dobro and Weissenborn players. The 2019 version also now has 24 frets (expanded from 22), which allows easy access to the 3rd octave.
A newly designed aluminum wrap-around bridge with flat radius has been added for improved body contact, string spacing and sustain. Other upgrades include better performing machine heads, USA low-friction nut by Graphtech and a reliable padded gig bag with heavy duty zippers.
The 2019 Jr. now has a Granadillo fretboard which is CITIES compliant, so this lap steel can safely travel across international borders.
This work-horse lap steel now comes in 5 enticing colors (tobacco burst, trans cherry, antique white, lake placid blue and a limited edition Gold Top). Although it is moderately priced for all players the Jr. performs up to the standards of the Pros. Professional artists including Robert Randolph, Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks), Bruce Bouton (Garth Brooks), Mike Johnson (Reba MacEntire), and many other pro and gigging musicians use the Asher Electro Hawaiian Junior to add depth and musicality to their work.
The Jr. is suitable for any musical genre including blues, rock, folk, jazz, country, Hawaiian, etc. and also used for many applications including studio recording, live performance, large venue concerts, soundtracks, commercial work and most predominantly for pleasure at home.
Be sure to check out all the upgrades for the Electro Hawaiian® Junior only available from Asher Guitars, such as our HipShot palm bender, fully adjustable stand, electronic upgrade kit, custom Belly Bar and hard shell case!
Randy Kohrs playing an Asher Electro Hawaiian Junior Lap Steel.
STYLE: lap steel
SCALE LENGTH: 25 inches
NUMBER OF FRETS: 24
NECK & BODY: neck through body construction, solid mahogany
PICKUPS: two high output humbuckers
PICKUP SWITCHING: three-way toggle
CONTROLS: master volume and master tone
STRING SPACING: nut: 1 7/8 ", bridge: 2 1/4"
FRET BOARD: granadillo
BRIDGE: aluminum wrap-around with flat radius
NUT: Graphtech low friction
FINISH: trans cherry
CASE: high quality gig bag
STRINGS: Asher Electro Hawaiian ® Lap Steel Strings - medium heavy nickel round wound .015-.058 ****
RETAIL PRICE IN US DOLLARS: $950
Great cross over instrument for guitar, Dobro and Weissenborn players
Improved electronics, tuners, and flat-radius wrap-around bridge design
**International buyers are responsible for all customs, taxes and duties.
***The Jr. may ship in 2-3 business days, especially for upgrades
**for C6 tuning, you will need a set of strings that are DIFFERENT than what the standard string set is. This lap steel is set up with medium heavy nickel round wound .015-.058. For C6 tuning, you will need .014 .018 .022 .028 .034 .040 or something similar. You can purchase that on amazon or try your local guitar shop for single strings.