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  1. In Topic:Gibson Lap Steel

    12 May 2017 - 12:55 PM

    View PostOldCowboy, on 12 May 2017 - 07:11 AM, said:

    Looks to be a 1948 BR6 from what I can see in the photo.


    Thanks Cowboy!
  2. In Topic:Gibson Lap Steel

    11 May 2017 - 10:22 PM

    View PostJimR56, on 11 May 2017 - 07:14 PM, said:

    Wow Drew, it's cool that you got the guitar back after all these years! I also lost my dad when I was in my mid-20's (a long time ago), and I understand why this would be an emotional situation for you.

    I don't know much about lap steels, so I'll defer to others for now, but I just would point out that the style of the "Gibson" logo on the headstock would date it to no earlier than about 1948.


    Thanks for the info about the logo, Jim. That definitely narrows things down some. I know Dad bought this somewhere between 58-61, because he had told me he bought it when he was in high school, and working at a gas station...he became friends with one of the mechanics and they'd go back to his house and play guitar in the evenings after work. He graduated and joined the army in 62...and, I would assume a high school kid working part time isn't going to buy brand new...so we can figure 48-57? And, I want to put it in the earlier time frame because most of the lap steels I'm seeing from the 50s have a more boxier shape to them, whereas all of the ones from the 30s-40s have this more traditional look. But this fret board, I'm only seeing on 50s models. So perhaps 48-51 or so? This is fun trying to figure out...hopefully someone with lap steel knowledge will be around soon.

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