Thursday, 14 February 2013

King Kameamea Lap Steel Guitar

This King Kameamea lap steel guitar is a one-off copy by German luthier Ralph Falk of a vintage National instrument (I think the New Yorker model but i don't know much about lap steel guitars). Definitely a looker, isn't it?

By the way, Kamehameha was a 19th century king of Hawai, who unified the island.

Bertram D

Edit: it seems to be based on the National Dynamic model - with its own color scheme...

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  1. It actually seems to be based on the National "Dynamic" model, although the original is less colourful - black and white or black, white and red. And no, I'm no lap steel expert either. It's amazing what you can find out with a Google image search or two...

    1. Thank you, I was not sure if it was New Yorker or Dynamic...

  2. Art Decco lives! Even if you are not much on steel, who wouldn't love this in their studio? Come to think of it, for as hard as it is for even some of the best guitar players to find a steady/decent paycheck, I'm willing to bet you could be a mediocre steel player and still find regular work.

    Drunks love the sound and are generally better tippers. Just a thought...



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