There I was, just perusing through an antique mall. As I walked down the corridors of Grandma's garage, I realized how much has changed. The sign of the times and the twilight of your years are duly noted through the music piped in over the P.A. at fill in the blank antique/flee market boutique. As I walked the isles of antiquity, I noticed the numerous kit cat clocks, prewar glass, and velvet Elvis, while Van Halen's "Where Have All the Good Times Gone" played in the background, further carbon-dating my memory that welcomes me to my second childhood. How's that, Dave?

Yesterday was such an easy game for you to play,
Ah, but then let's face it, things are easier today.

On the brighter side, yes, things are easier today, and the game is most certainly easier to play. Speaking of the game, that brings me to why I was there, and you can see what the reasoning is for yourself. Maybe you can relate to the scene as described, but then again, maybe you have no idea who Van Halen is. After all, you've come here to look at a lap steel. "Lee, enough of your ramblings; get on with the description of the listing already." Very well, sir.

This Supro, best I can tell, is a 36. The serial number is a bit hard to read, but I have researched, and this is what I have come up with. As you may know, the tone control was introduced to these laps in 1938, and this one obviously lacks it. The secret to the tone is the aluminum body, and this one has just that, tone. The pickup is original and works really well, and of course this one has the original case and cable. And as a side note, this one has the original felt on the bottom, you never see this.

In closing, what did we discuss? Antique malls and second childhoods, Supro laps and where have all the good times gone. The good times are still here, perhaps in glimpses, but yet, they still remain. So, the next time you're in an antique mall with General Pierre G.T. Beauregard's eyes staring down at you from a gilded frame, look to your right; I'll be the guy wearing a 1984 Scorpions world tour tee. Diamond Dave, twice in one right up?

Yes you need some bringing down,
Get your feet back on the ground.

Bro, I'm at an antique mall; do I need to be brought down any further?


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Listed6 days ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
Brand
Model
  • Frying Pan
Finish
  • Metal
Categories
Year
  • 1936
Made In
  • United States

GrinningElk Music Co.

Spring Hill, TN, United States
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Joined Reverb:2013

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