Description

1956 English Electrics Tonemaster in very good condition featuring very minimal signs of wear. This Valco made guitar is extremely rare, and highly unique guitar as it features a single coil in the neck position and a Valco lap steel string-through pickup in the bridge position. Solid wood body with a "Mother of toiletseat" body covering, and a rosewood fingerboard. 1.64" thickness at the first fret, 1.02" thickness at the first fret, 1.06" thickness at the twelfth fret, weighs 7.06 lbs and comes with a gig bag. This guitar has been freshly set up and is ready to be loved.

From Premier Guitar

“Norman English was a lap steel player who ran a music studio in Lansing, Michigan. He had a good relationship with Valco and was able to order custom instruments directly from them. English Electronics’ Tonemaster brand offered several sought after lap steels, Res-O-Glas guitars and amps,” Ivankovich says of these Tonemasters. The lap steels have a 25-inch scale and Valco’s legendary string-through pickups. Ry Cooder’s Coodercaster guitar is based on the Valco string-through-bridge pickup and single-coil neck configuration."

TR Crandall Guitars

TR Crandall Guitars

1956
English Electronics Valco
Very Good
GigBag
10 Years
$1,899
TR Crandall Guitars
New York, NY
8:31 PM
Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm

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