Breedlove Lap Steel Myrtlewood [MSRP: $4,799] SALE - $2,975 [SOLD]
Luthier Jayson Bowerman, an assistant to Master Luthier Kim Breedlove for over a decade, was challenged by guitarist Ed Gerhard to build a new Weissenborn-style guitar. Jayson spent substantial time with Ed's original Weissenborn guitars as research. The Weissenborns are known for their tone and vibe, although notoriously temperamental due to their antiquated building practices. Determined to resolve this, Jayson built several prototypes, matching top graduations, trying different bracings, and adding a few distinctly Breedlove attributes, until he achieved the result he was seeking - an awesomely modern and stable version of the original Weissenborn.
This custom shop Breedlove Lap Steel features a gorgeous solid Myrtlewood top, back, and sides. It has a woody and deep sound with clarity, along with haunting sustain. Built like a traditional lap steel with a hollow neck, it produces substantial sound for its size. For additional volume, we've added the LR Baggs M1 Active soundhole pickup.
Category: Lap Steel
Binding: Tortoise Binding - No purfling
Fingerboard: 25" Ebony
Bridge: Pinned Asymmetrical Winged
Inlay: 2.5mm Breedlove Offset Dots
Finish: Deluxe High Gloss
Pickups: LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Magnetic Pickup
Tuners: Chrome Gotoh SE780 Open Back Revival
Width @ Nut: 1-7/8"
Serial #: 12032
Case: Hardshell Case
Make: Breedlove Lap Steel Myrtlewood