Luna's Weissenborn-style select acoustic lap steel features the same distinctive abalone fret markers as our High Tide series ukuleles. A full moon at the first fret tugs at the waves that grace the rosewood fingerboards.
Acoustic lap-style guitars first emerged in Hawaii in the 1890s, where players raised the action of their standard guitars, laid them flat on their laps, and learned to play melodies with a metal bar sliding along the strings. Los Angeles-based luthier Hermann Weissenborn refined the concept in the 1920s. Electric lap steels were developed in response for the desire for louder volume.
- abalone 'rising tide' fret markers
- BODY: Weissenborn-style Hawaiian
- TOP: select mahog.
- BACK & SIDES: select mahog.
- NECK: mahog
- FINGERBOARD: Indian rosewood
- TUNERS: chrome-plated
- SCALE: 24 ½"
- NUT: 1⅞" ox bone
- FINISH: gloss