May 8, 2009

Jedson Lap Steel sold on eBay


A lap steel like this one sold on eBay recently for 370 GBP. There were 15 bids. Obviously these are in high demand. Probably the most desirable Jedson instrument with the possible exception of banjos.

5 comments:

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J. Hart said...

Obviously the Jedson lap steels were clones of the Fender Stringmaster/Deluxe 6, but the parts are noticeably different. However, if you compare a Jedson to a Guyatone from around that time, the tuning pan/assemblies are identical. Guyatone made many more models of lap steels, so I don't know what other parts might be the same. My guess would be whoever was making the Jedson lap steels in the early '70s bought the old equipment from the '60s.

Sue said...

My daughter was gifted one of these recently, however the name badge is missing. If anyone knows where I can find a replacement for it I would so appreciate any information, thanks!

Anonymous said...

These are becoming a sought after guitar. Particularly by Pink Floyd tribute acts. As I remember mine was purchased circa '73/'74 just before Jedson became one of the many companies that became involved in the "lawsuit guitars" case action brought by Gibson. I think it's what resulted in the factory closing in '75. Mine is Blonde in mint condition with a really retro sparkly fur lined case. It isn't for sale but I would guess its value to be somewhere in the region of £500, which is a far cry from the £75.00 shown on the receipt I have from when it was purchased!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, "Dark Side of the Moon" was made with Jedson lap steel guitar. What higher recommendation could there be?