Around 1973 I bought a Roger lap steel electric guitar from a pawn shop when I was stationed at Ft. Hood TX. Around 1975 I sold it to Ray Ketner's Music in Madison WI while in college.
Sorry for the poor photo but it's the only color one I have. It's how I found it and I did get it set up and played it a lot. I did move on to pedal steel with a Sho-Bud Maverick but alas it to is long gone .
Does anyone know anything about Roger lap steel guitars? When/where they were made?
From: Rocky Hill, CT
Posted 9 May 2017 5:02 am
I wonder if it's the same as the Roger-branded guitars built by Wenzel Rossmeisl in Germany. Those do look like European tuners. _________________ www.OldFrets.com: the obscure side of vintage instruments.
From: Georgia, USA
Posted 9 May 2017 8:33 am
Noah Miller wrote:
I wonder if it's the same as the Roger-branded guitars built by Wenzel Rossmeisl in Germany. Those do look like European tuners.
Could be. Ft. Hood had lots of soldiers who had been stationed in Germany and could have easily brought it back to the States. Hoffner & Framus guitars were very common in the pawn shops back then.