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1957 Gibson Skylark EH 500

August 7, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" ValdrizInstruments and Luthiers

The Gibson Skylark lap steel shares the same futuristic look and vibe of the famous Flying V, Explorer, and Modern electric guitars.

1957 Gibson Skylark EH 500

It also uses the same natural finish and one piece African Korina wood for its body.

1957 Gibson Skylark EH 500

It has a raised silver colored plastic "Gibson" logo on the headstock, a black painted hardwood fingerboard, and white silk screened fret markers.

The Skylark was produced from 1956 until 1967 and came in both 6 and 8 strings. Plug this into a Marshall amp and let it scream...

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