Up for sale, a 1954 Valco-made lap steel in excellent, 100% original condition and in good working order. Produced in Chicago by parent company Valco, this steel is essentially identical to the Supro-branded Student DeLuxe model, yet with slightly different silkscreen graphics. This steel is a ton of fun to play, with the signature sound of Supro's split coil string through pickup. The tone is quite warm and articulate, with just the right amount of twang and snap when you dig in. This steel has been strung with fresh roundwound 11-50 strings.

On the headstock, the X prefix serial number dates this steel to 1954, and the original Kluson Deluxe "no line" strip tuners are intact with original buttons, still functioning as intended. The hammerite control plate looks great, with the original screw on cover over the chrome pickup. The original cream Dakaware knob is also intact. Even the original attached 1/4" cable is present and still works as it should with low noise and a solid connection. Cosmetically, the Art Deco styling is readily apparent, with geometric graphics and a sleek monochromatic look. The instrument shows a few small dings around the body edges, and touchup on the silkscreen graphics on fret 17. Aside from light use over the past nearly 65 years, this is a lovely example of vintage USA Valco craftsmanship and a great sounding steel.

The original faux-snakeskin chipboard case is included, with functional latches and original handle.

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Condition:
Excellent (Used)
Brand
Valco
Model
Lap Steel
Finish
Black
Categories
Lap Steel
Year
1954
Made In
United States

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Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar
Joined Aug 2013
Seattle, WA, United States

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