Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, he built Hawaiian lap steels.
Fender's steel guitars featured single, double, triple and quad necks. Various scale lengths, 6 and 8 strings, and several pickup configurations.
From the early days of Fender, the Deluxe 6 features an Ash wood body, see through butterscotch blond finish, dome top control knobs, and a trapezoid shaped pickup.
The Trapezoid pickup with "strings-through" design debuted in 1948 and is one of Fender's most highly regarded lap steel pickup.Vintage
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