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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    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
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    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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    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

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    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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    Something is amiss at SGW. The dates are all messed up.
     
  7. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    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

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  10. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

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    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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    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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    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
    Cool lap for sure!
     
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  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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  15. Shine

    Shine Squier-Meister

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    Nope, never seen anything like that stuff. Ever. :p
     
  16. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

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    “Mid century Modern” is now cool and collectible. I wonder how long it will take until my things aren’t just old, yard sale crap and become collectibles? :)
    The lap steel is super cool! To fix the “cord marks” all you should need to do is carefully dot some clear lacquer (make sure it’s Lacquer!) on the spots, the new lacquer will “melt into” the old, filling them in. Polish that area flat, and you should be good to go.
     
  17. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    I've corrected spots like that with clear lacquer before.takes some work but it works..