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This Lap Guitar is a very rare find! It's a Commodore Lap Steel guitar, made by Bunny Milne in New Zealand between 1956 and 1963.

It's a Pearloid and Chrome piece of art, with its deep red pearl celluloid-covered cast aluminium body. It is in perfect, absolute mint time-capsule condition, and comes complete with original picks, slides and felt-lined hard case.

Commodore steel guitars were manufactured between 1945 and 1966 by Bunny Milne, trading as Milton Products and distributed NZ-wide by Western Enterprises. This model, with its celluloid covered cast aluminium body, was produced between 1956 and 1963 and was the third design change. Bunny was a sheet metal worker by trade and used this skill to enhance his guitars. He made his own dies and did his own metal pressings, the string anchor pick up cover plate was cast by a local foundry and Bunny did all his pre-plating metal polishing. The workmanship is astounding.

So is the sound! Absolutely stunning - powerful and nice and clean, ready to feed into your vintage amp to get whatever tone you want from it.

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