Electro Hawaiian Model I

 

 

This is a masterfully built instrument crafted from exotic tone woods with vintage and modern details. It was originally designed by Bill Asher for Ben Harper in 1998 and inspired by the Weissenborn Hawaiian acoustic lap steel from the 1930's. This lap steel has great low end and high end response, clean or with overdrive - the sustain and acoustic overtone are unbeatable.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • style: lap steel
  • scale length: 25 inches
  • neck & body: neck through solid Honduras mahoganywith cylindrical body chambers
  • top options: "A Superior" top has flamed figured koa with herringbone binding; "A Standard" top has striped koa with Ivoroid binding.
  • pickups: two Asher custom lap steel pickups
  • pickup switching: three-way toggle
  • controls: master volume and master tone with pull pot to split pickup coils
  • fret board: figured koa
  • bridge: curly maple
  • saddle: aluminum
  • nut: ebony
  • color: natural or tobacco burst
  • finish: satin or gloss lacquer
  • string spacing: nut: 1 3/4 inches, bridge: 2 3/16 inches
  • case: custom hard shell
  • number of frets: 20
  • machine heads: Kluson by Tone Pros
  • strings: Asher Electro Hawaiian® Lap Steel Strings
  • price in US dollars:
    $2950 -$4000

**price includes custom hardshell case valued at $360