This hollow metal body guitar was chromed silver and is a favorite among players and collectors because of its striking looks and powerful sound!
In 1930, George Beauchamp was a musician - inventor seeking to electrify the acoustic Hawaiian steel guitar.
After months of trial and error, he developed an electro-magnetic guitar pickup that consisted of two horseshoe magnets made of tungsten steel.
The guitar's strings passed through these magnets and vibrated over a coil of magnetic pole pieces... Instant volume!Vintage
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HIMELE is a Hawai‘i non-profit corporation that supports music enrichment and education for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments.
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