SOLD Rare Asher 2005 "Lotus Flower" #1 of 1 Electro Hawaiian Model I Lap Steel w/ Custom Hand Cut Inlay - Great Condition


This is an amazing, rare, one-of-a-kind Asher lap steel from 2005 in near mint condition. The hand-cut inlayed mother of pearl, abalone and birds-eye maple Lotus Flower was a collaboration between Bill Asher and his brother in-law Jeff Yamada - an artisan of wood and steel. Only a few guitars each year are hand built with this kind of detail and each one is unique. This lap steel was also on display 2008-2009 at the Museum of Making Music for their History Of Slide Guitar Exhibit.

"The tone and feel of these lap steels are a driving force for players like Ben Harper, Greg Leisz, Robert Randolph and Bruce Bouton".  Bill Asher


  • "Lotus Flower" Custom Electro Hawaiian Model I Lap Steel
  • s/n# 142, #1 of 1
  • African mahogany body and neck with tone chambers
  • A+ grade maple top
  • Clear gloss nitro finish over trans blue stain
  • Hand cut and inlaid mother of pearl, abalone and birds-eye maple
  • Cream binding on body and neck
  • Madagascar Rosewood fretboard
  • Asher rosewood bridge
  • Gold Kluson 3-on-a-side tuners
  • Dual Blade Humbucker pickups set
  • 3-way switch
  • Cedar Creek Custom hardshell case
  • 8 lbspounds
  • Near mint condition

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