Gibson Ultratone Lap Steel SGW...........Wood!!!!!....SGW.....

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by willhowl, May 18, 2018.

  1. willhowl

    willhowl Squier-holic

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    Dec 19, 2011
    Houston Texas
    Just look at this beauty........A REAL Gibson........Here's a Quick pic.......Look at the wood.......[​IMG]

    Headstock Pic.......[​IMG]

    EEE=Yow!!!!!!......Thi little beauty is up to $706 now......3:00 AM, 5/18/18 CST US..........Another SGW Jawdropper..............Link..........https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/52605384

    What can I say, kids????......................willhowl

    I'm disappointed, my copy of the pix don't allow expansion......................Sorry,repeated SGW in title..........sloppy of me.................
     
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  2. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Beautiful,, a true lap guitar,, I don't think it has a stand.. Any idea what year it is?..
     
  3. Shine

    Shine Squier-Meister

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    Nov 29, 2016
    Rings of Saturn
    They had one of those at a local GC a few months back. A beautiful example of mid-century Americana.
     
  4. eaglesgift

    eaglesgift Squier-Nut

    710
    Apr 18, 2014
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    That looks like a nice piece of wood but what are the little teeth marks on one side? Is that where it sat on a stand?
     
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  5. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    Gibson Ultratones go back to the mid 1940s but I think this version of the Ultratone dates from around 1951 - 1957. These guitars (as well as the BR amps) were designed by Barnes & Reinecke, an important mid-century industrial design firm.
     
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  6. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Something is amiss at SGW. The dates are all messed up.
     
  7. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    And if the electronics are like most other Gibson laps, it sounds very nice..They had a more mellow sound than the Fenders of that era..
    There's a BR 4 on local CL that's in bad shape, asking $150 OBO..Thought about looking at it myself..
     
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  8. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    That's a shame it's in bad shape. Along with the Gibson Ultratones and Gibson Century Lap Steels, the BR-4 lap steel and BR-4 amps are works of art in my book.

    All designs of the Barnes & Reinecke Design Firm in Chicago.

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  9. Ken Rose

    Ken Rose Squier-holic

    Sep 23, 2010
    Northern California
  10. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

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    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    I've seen that before ,where it sits on an old coil style cord and the lacquer imprints it.:(
     
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  11. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

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    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    I have a Century remake by Epi that I love and would like an original some day,or a Ric "Panda" !:)
     
  12. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    That makes good sense..I was trying to figure what caused it..
     
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  13. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
  14. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    Really beautiful design! Here are some other Barnes & Reinecke designs that might be familiar to the older guys here like myself.

    Barnes and Reinecke Mid 20th Design 01e.jpg
     
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