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1950s Gibson BR-9 Vintage Lap Steel w/ Case, Alnico P-90 Pickup


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Up for sale, a 1950s Gibson BR-9 lap steel in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original case. Unveiled in June of 1947, this BR-9 boasts the original P-90 pickup with non-adjustable alnico slugs. The tone is bold and sparking, with a distinctive midrange bite and sweet treble sparkle. This BR-9 is strung with fresh roundwound strings.

The Cremona Brown lucite fingerboard is numbered with a 29 fret range and 22 1/2" scale length. The original aluminum nut measures 2 1/4" in width, and the headstock retains the original Kluson Deluxe single line tuning machines with modern white buttons.

All of the electronics are original, with the alnico pole P-90 wired to the stock harness, featuring IRC pots and a paper-in-oil tone cap. The Cremona Brown pickup cover/control plate is near mint and crack-free, and the original pair of ivory knobs are equally as clean. Even the original thin one-ply cream jack plate is intact and unbroken. The finish is noted as "Beige" in Gibson's vintage catalogs, and wear is limited to some small dings on the body perimeter.

The original case is included with a clean exterior, functional latches, and the stock molded handle.