2022-2023 Asher Electro Hawaiian® Junior Lap Steel Trans Cherry with Gig Bag!
“Built to my high standards for performance and road-worthy durability, the Junior is sure to impress you with its musical voice and professional feel. “
- Bill Asher
The Electro Hawaiian Junior lap steel just keeps getting better. This time around we made some small, but pretty choice updates to make your playing experience all the better.
Designed in California and prototyped by master luthier Bill Asher, the Junior has a neck-through solid mahogany body with a 25" scale length and 24 fret lines. This new version has a beautiful Indian rosewood fretboard, custom Alnico 5 pickup set and upgraded Wilkinson tuners.
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. Powered by custom wound Alnico 5 pickups, this lap steel produces a powerful tone and response with impressive depth and clarity. The wrap-around aluminum bridge with flat radius gives optimal body contact, and thus enhanced sustain.
The Junior’s slightly wider string spacing allows for effortless playability making it a great cross-over instrument for guitar, Dobro and Weissenborn players. Designed with 24 frets, players have easy access to the 3rd octave allowing for expansive creative and tonal range. The USA made low-friction nut by Graphtech, upgraded tuners and a reliable padded gig bag with heavy duty zippers are other details that make the Jr. anything but inferior.
Played by the professionals, this work-horse lap steel 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 - 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 artists 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 hardshell case!
Andrea De Luca playing an Asher Electro Hawaiian Junior Lap Steel.
style: 6-string lap steel
scale length: 25 inches
scale lines: 24
neck & body: neck through body construction, solid mahogany
pickups: two Alnico 5 humbuckers
pickup switching: three-way toggle
controls: master volume and master tone
string spacing: nut: 1 3/4", bridge: 2 1/4"
fret board: Indian rosewood
bridge: aluminum wrap-around
tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe
nut: custom designed with Tusq material by Graphtech
finish: tobacco burst, trans cherry, antique white, lake placid blue, and gold top*
case: comes with high quality gig bag
strings: Asher Electro Hawaiian Lap Steel Strings - medium heavy nickel round wound .015-.058 **
retail price: $1175
Great cross over instrument for guitar, Dobro and Weissenborn players
Improved electronics, tuners, and flat-radius wrap-around bridge design
24 fret lines for access to the 3rd octave
Improved gig bag with heavy duty zippers
Upgrades available only from Asher Guitars (upgrade to hardshell excludes gig bag)
* The Gold Top is higher priced due to special custom color, top binding and addition of a treble bleed filter.
**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.
*** International buyers are responsible for all customs, taxes and duties.
****The Jr. may ship in 2-3 business days. Installed upgrades may even take longer.