1960s Arai (Aria) "Deluxe Style" Lap Steel Guitar

I'd literally just put this lap steel out on the floor to do a demo and then get it listed when it was scooped-up and purchased in-shop. I mean -- it is that good and it is the same style as the Jedsons used by David Gilmour an it is a totally ripoff of a Fender Deluxe lap steel -- so I get it! Still, these two parting shots were the only ones I grabbed of it.

Suffice to say, being a copy of a Fender, it certainly sounds like a Fender. The knobs are simple volume/tone and it has a blender pot hidden under the bridge cover for adjusting neck/bridge pickup blend -- just like the "originals."

This gem even came with its legs and hard case. Not bad!