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1948 Gibson Ultratone 6 String Lap Steel-White

Manufacturer #:Ultratone

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1948 Gibson Ultratone 6 String Lap Steel-White
1948 Gibson Ultratone 6 String Lap Steel-White

A pristine 1948-1949 Gibson 6 string Ultratone Lap Steel.  You don't normally think of 73 year old instruments being MINT but this is close.  White finish with no checking or chipping.  Both covers and all labeling are very clean.  Electronics work well with original Solar capacitors.  One volume and two tone controls.  First tone controls the lows and second, the highs.  Come with the original case also in excellent condition.

Hand cut Micarta electronics cover.  Original "Kluson Deluxe" tuners with special red buttons.  P-90 style pickup.  "1G6" stamped into the back of the headstock.  Predates the ink stamp serial numbers of the 1950s.

Dated based on the Solar capacitors and pots. 

Briefly, the Solar company made it through the end of WW-2 profitably, but fell on hard times soon afterward. It appears that they were stuck with outmoded factories and equipment, old inventory, debt, and high expenses when the government contracts stopped rolling in. They filed for bankruptcy in December 1948, and a bankruptcy judge appointed trustees who kept the company operating until August 1949.

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