Designed in California and prototyped by master luthier Bill Asher, the Junior has a neck-through solid mahogany body with a 25" scale length and 24 fret lines.
Known for its solid construction and quality components, the use of lighter-weight African mahogany with its neck-through-body construction provides the optimal foundation for creating an impressive resonance and tonal range. Powered by custom wound Alnico 5 pickups, this lap steel produces a powerful tone and response with impressive depth and clarity. The wrap-around aluminum bridge with flat radius gives optimal body contact, and thus enhanced sustain.
The Junior’s slightly wider string spacing allows for effortless playability making it a great cross-over instrument for guitar, Dobro and Weissenborn players. Designed with 24 frets, players have easy access to the 3rd octave allowing for expansive creative and tonal range. The USA made low-friction nut by Graphtech, upgraded tuners and a reliable padded gig bag with heavy duty zippers are other details that make the Jr. anything but inferior.
The Jr. is suitable for any musical genre including blues, rock, folk, jazz, country, Hawaiian, etc. and also used for many applications including studio recording, live performance, large venue concerts, soundtracks, commercial work and most predominantly for pleasure at home.
Condition: Very good+. Light signs of prior ownership are present and cosmetic in nature.
Price includes an Asher gig bag and Asher made lap steel stand (which is brand new).
- style: 6-string lap steel
- scale length: 25 inches
- scale lines: 24
- neck & body: neck through body construction, solid mahogany
- pickups: two Alnico 5 humbuckers
- pickup switching: three-way toggle
- controls: master volume and master tone
- string spacing: nut: 1 3/4", bridge: 2 1/4"
- fret board: Indian rosewood
- bridge: aluminum wrap-around
- tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe
- nut: custom designed with Tusq material by Graphtech
- Asher gig bag
- Asher lap steel stand