Translucent red tuners and matching ornate Lucite pickguard.
Classic pineapple shape true to period Hawaiiana.
Hawaii Coat of Arms logo on headstock.
In Excellent, patina'ed condition.
This is a wood bodied, very ornate, early Hawaiian Steel Guitar. It is one of my very favorite Lap Steels; It's got affectionate mana (Hawiian for soul / spirit). The tone is wonderfully warm, compressed and dynamic with the early DeArmond "motel soap bar" pickups; The same famous pickups used on Harmony Stratotones. The translucent red-knobbed Kluson Deluxe tuners are in excellent condition. I don't think the control knobs are original, unless someone beat Leo to the flat top Tele knobs! A set of original control knobs would put this Steel into 99% condition. I have a decent collection of vintage knobs and would be delighted to install knobs of this Steel's era that appear best to me.