From a time before the arrival of political correctness, we give you this cool pairing of instrument and amplifier, suitable for lazy, sun-splashed afternoons of lolling around in your hammock whilst being caressed by tropical breezes as you regale your neighborhood with sonorous steel-guitar tones.
The Bel-Tone branded lap steel is finished in a cool, cranberry-swirl mother of toilet seat (MOTS) finish. It’s all original, sounds great, and shows every indication that it originated in the Magnatone factory to be marketed under the “Bel-Tone” moniker.
The matching amp with its stock 8” speaker and cool “kitchen drawer” handle proudly sports a stenciled image of a guy scaling a palm tree while somehow managing to hang onto his coconut. Physical improbabilities notwithstanding, it’s an evocative image that will provide hours of visual inspiration as you happily slide your way through “Sweet Lei Lehua” and other Hawaiian favorites. The amp sounds great either for low-volume guitar serenading or, when dimed, for producing Fender Champ-like bite.
The pair is entirely original and in very good condition aside from the usual minor bar dings and superficial scrapes on the guitar and a few minor signs of wear on the amp. $600 with original chipboard case. Sold!