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1936 Audiovox Model 436

July 2, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" ValdrizInstruments and Luthiers

Paul Tutmarc of Seattle, Washington was a pioneer steel guitarist and music teacher. In 1934 he created the Audiovox Manufacturing Company, selling electric guitars, bass, lap steels and amplifiers.

1936 Audiovox Model 436

Tutmarc's lap steels earned a solid reputation by players for having a powerful, clean tone. Among them was steel guitar king Sol Ho'opi'i!

1936 Audiovox Model 436

The Model 436 is tear drop shaped and is made of black walnut wood. The blade pickup is powered by a large horseshoe magnet located just under the chrome pickguard.

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