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Noah Miller


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Post  Posted 6 Aug 2019 4:50 pm    
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This was Vega's flagship lap steel model in the late 1930s. The vast majority have a silver finish on the wooden body to match the nickel-plated brass on top - but this one has a factory-original brown burst finish. The steel has its original humbucking pickup and hardware, and it comes with a modern hard case.

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Because the forum format shrinks pics down, I've put them all in an album here.


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Steven Paris

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Post  Posted 6 Aug 2019 8:48 pm    
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They had humbucking pickups in the 30's???
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Noah Miller


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Post  Posted 7 Aug 2019 1:48 am    
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There were a number of humbucking pickups then. Vega had several versions, including a true horseshoe design that was used in guitars and mandolins (this steel has non-magnetic hand rests). Audiovox developed one by 1933 that was used by Dobro in the All-Electric guitars of that same year. The Valco string-through units were humbuckers, and those came out in 1939.
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Mark Helm


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Post  Posted 7 Aug 2019 1:56 am     Saw this on Reverb
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... wondered about this cause I saw it on Reverb. Thanx for all the info!
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Post  Posted 7 Aug 2019 1:58 am    
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Hmmmmmmm...... Very Happy Wonder how Seth Lover ever got a patent on it?
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