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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880        

  • Built by Valco for English Electronics of Lansing, Michigan
  • SN D 5228
  • 1960s
  • EC
  • Pearloid covering on body
  • Black lucite fretboard, gold sparkle markers and fret lines
  • Staggered pole string-thru pickup
  • Black gloss plastic pickup cover and control plates
  • Controls on treble side of body
  • 3-on-a-plate Kluson deluxe tuners (white buttons)
  • 3 adjustable legs
  • 1-7/8" nut, 25" scale
  • DeArmond Stringtone Chord Changer tailpiece,
    changes tuning between C6 and E7 at the flip of a lever (needs tuning)
  • Maker plaque on peghead reads "ENGLISH ELECTRONICS Tonemaster"
  • Original hard shell case (blue lining)
  • Made in USA
  • Consignment

English Electronics Tonemaster Superette Lap Steel (1960s)

English Electronics Tonemaster Superette Lap Steel (1960s)

Expert Setup
Used

SKU: 185U-218923

Regular price $685 USD
Regular price Sale price $685.00 USD
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This lap steel, built by Valco in the 1960s, was designed for English Electronics (Norman English) based in Lansing, Michigan. It features a pearloid-covered body, a black lucite fretboard with gold sparkle markers and fret lines, and a staggered pole string-thru pickup. Notably, it includes an innovative DeArmond Stringtone Chord Changer tailpiece, allowing for quick tuning changes between C6 and E7 with a lever flip. The lap steel comes with the original hard shell case and is made in the USA. This item is currently on consignment and is in Excellent Condition (EC).
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More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880        

  • Built by Valco for English Electronics of Lansing, Michigan
  • SN D 5228
  • 1960s
  • EC
  • Pearloid covering on body
  • Black lucite fretboard, gold sparkle markers and fret lines
  • Staggered pole string-thru pickup
  • Black gloss plastic pickup cover and control plates
  • Controls on treble side of body
  • 3-on-a-plate Kluson deluxe tuners (white buttons)
  • 3 adjustable legs
  • 1-7/8" nut, 25" scale
  • DeArmond Stringtone Chord Changer tailpiece,
    changes tuning between C6 and E7 at the flip of a lever (needs tuning)
  • Maker plaque on peghead reads "ENGLISH ELECTRONICS Tonemaster"
  • Original hard shell case (blue lining)
  • Made in USA
  • Consignment
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