Gibson Electric Lap Steel Guitar

Description (Brief)
The Gibson Guitar Corporation of Kalamazoo, Michigan manufactured this electric lap steel guitar from 1947 to 1959. This BR-9 model electric guitar was produced for beginners and includes fingerboard markers for ease of locating any position. This six course (6 x 1) guitar has a solid wood body, beige finish with Cremona Brown trim, combination hand rest and unit cover, and tone and volume controls. In a 1959 Gibson catalog, the BR-9 guitar sold for $75.00 or $165.25 for the complete outfit including the guitar, case, and GA-9 amplifier.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Date made
1945-1950
maker
Gibson Co.
Measurements
overall: 32 in x 8 in x 3 in; 81.28 cm x 20.32 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States: Michigan, Kalamazoo
ID Number
1981.0530.04
accession number
1981.0530
catalog number
1981.0530.04
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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