1956 English Electrics Valco Tonemaster
1956 English Electrics Tonemaster in very good condition featuring very minimal signs of wear. This Valco made guitar is extremely rare, and highly unique guitar as it features a single coil in the neck position and a Valco lap steel string-through pickup in the bridge position. Solid wood body with a "Mother of toiletseat" body covering, and a rosewood fingerboard. 1.64" thickness at the first fret, 1.02" thickness at the first fret, 1.06" thickness at the twelfth fret, weighs 7.06 lbs and comes with a gig bag. This guitar has been freshly set up and is ready to be loved.
From Premier Guitar
“Norman English was a lap steel player who ran a music studio in Lansing, Michigan. He had a good relationship with Valco and was able to order custom instruments directly from them. English Electronics’ Tonemaster brand offered several sought after lap steels, Res-O-Glas guitars and amps,” Ivankovich says of these Tonemasters. The lap steels have a 25-inch scale and Valco’s legendary string-through pickups. Ry Cooder’s Coodercaster guitar is based on the Valco string-through-bridge pickup and single-coil neck configuration."