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Lap steel guitar (Dynamic model)

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Lap steels were the first commercially successful electric guitars. As they were relatively straightforward to construct and not bound by any previous traditions, their designers made abundant use of new materials, exciting colors, and marvelous shapes. The curved shapes of the headstock, body,...

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Provenance

About 1991, sold by source unidentified to Walter Carter, Nashville, Tennessee; 2006, sold by Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 22, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Byron Poon, by exchange

1952

Object Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Dimensions

81.3 x 16.5 x 3.8 cm (32 x 6 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1884

Medium or Technique

Maple, plastic, steel

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones