Fender lap steel guitars dating
I am a horrible lap steel player, but still a fun time trying.Nice Vintage Fender Champ Lap Steel Demo Tunings I learned from several sources including Wikipedia Lap steel guitars are not tuned in standard guitar tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E, low to high).
You can put a picture in it and hang it on the wall. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), commonly referred to simply as Fender, is an American manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers.It is known for its solid-body electric guitars and bass guitars, such as the Stratocaster (also known as the "Strat"), Telecaster (also known as the "Tele"), Precision Bass (also known as the "P-Bass"), and the Jazz Bass (also known as the "J-Bass"). The company, previously named the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, was founded in Fullerton, California, by Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender in 1946.My dad left for the "big gig in the sky" some years ago. What he did leave behind for me (other than a life long love of playing music) is a beautiful 8 string Fender Lap Steel. The company is a privately held corporation with Andy Mooney serving as the Chief Executive Officer.
The company filed for an initial public offering in March 2012, The company also makes and / or distributes acoustic guitars, electric basses, mandolins, banjos, and electric violins, as well as guitar amplifiers, bass amplifiers, and PA (public address) equipment.
Leo Fender and company made Lap Steel guitars before changing the world with the Telecaster.
Some of the parts on these old Champion Lap Steel are the same as the early Telecasters (or Broadcasters as they were called in 1950). These old Fender Lap Steel are a bit hard to date accurately.
The Strat's comfortable contoured edges and in-built vibrato system led to its soaring popularity.
While Fender was not the first to manufacture electric guitars — luthiers and larger musical instrument manufacturers had produced electric guitars since the late 1920s — the popularity of Fender's instruments superseded what had come before.
Leo Fender starting building these in the late 1940s to cater to the Hawaiian music craze, but they also became favorites of Rock, Blues and Country players as well. Fender started making this model around 1948 and my best guess using serial number and pot codes is this one was probably made around 1952.