This 1962 Gibson Skylark EH500 lap steel guitar serial number 44542 is in excellent condition, fully functional and cosmetically quite clean.
Occasionally we like to present the verbiage that accompanied vintage instruments in their era, as follows:
"SKYLARK STEEL GUITAR-Solid body construction, high quality natural Korina finish. New, powerful pickup unit; specially designed peghead, nut , and bridge produces a clear, powerful, resonant tone with unusual sustaining qualities and extra reserve volume. Special design and numbering of 29 fret fingerboard is most helpful in locating any position. Separate tone and volume controls for simplified 'fingertip action.' Attractive, nickel-plated metal parts..."
"SKYLARK CARRING CASE-Hard-shell construction with Spanish gold covering material, leather trimmed with attractive beading and stitching, crushed red plush lining..."
This Skylark EH500 is a great sounding lap steel thanks in part to the Melody Maker pickup. Weighing in at 4.4lbs, with a nut width of 2.5”, featuring the same wood, finish and logo as the iconic 1958 Flying V, Moderne and Split Head Explorer, this is a very collectable and playable piece of history. Nice find!
The original hard case mentioned above is included.
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