My Great Uncle was stationed in Hawaii in early 40s and came back with this instrument. It later sat in my grandmothers basement for years. I have been the caretaker for over 20 years now. It is a Model B Electro Lap Steel.
It is in good condition. The pickup is original and works, as well as the volume/effects knobs. It must have been modified as the neck is wood and not original and the plates on body have been replaced with mahogany plates.
It has the original Ruckenbacker logo badge but headstock part of non original neck. The case is original from what I can tell. It is super cool and sounds great plugged in. Im
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