H1 - Copper "Lapsteel"|
Lapsteel - Copper
Production year(s) : 1962-1971 (other years possible, not verified)
Modern "Steel" or Hawaiian electric guitar - copper bronze lacquer. See also later model H601 with a different tailpiece and no pickup cover.
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|Body depth||1"1/4||33 mm|
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- Lugg - 2007-07-15
I have one too. I bought a hard plastic case for gun with "i don't know the word in english" sort of synthetic foam inside. It's perfect. Hope it helps.
- Mister O. - 2008-03-16
I have two H1 lap steels and I love 'em both. I'm looking for a soap bar style pickup for one of my lap steels because the one I have doesn't seem to track all of the strings equally.
Also looking for the "Harmony" decal for same axe.
Thanks for reading.
- Len Liechti, Bath, UK - 2008-04-02
I recently bought one of these on eBay. I was disappointed with the unexpectedly thin sound, but decided that this was due to the large gap between the pickup and the strings. I temporarily shimmed up the pickup with two thicknesses of corrugated cardboard as a trial, and the sound was transformed - much deeper and louder, with tons of bass if you want it. This is the same pickup as used on the early Stratotones, so it should be OK! I'll customise a plastic mount to replace the cardboard. Otherwise, it's a nice playable budget lapper. As regards a case, a generic lapsteel gigbag is available at modest price - do a search on eBay.
- Ernie - 2012-06-11
I'm a keyboard and guitar player. I have a Silhouette and a Rocket, but my dad had one of these bronze lapsteels. I think his came from Aldens , maybe Sears or Wards but it was definately a Harmony. I am now 66 years old and my Dad passed away years ago. We did a lot of playing together, mostly gospel music. Thanks for the memories!
- Cool Hand Luke - 2013-03-12
I purcahsed this steel guitar at an Antique Store for $63.00 with the original box. I had to bolt the bridge down and put an extension nut on it; but after that, wow, the DeArmond pickup is incredible. It just looks great, like The Jetsons would play it.
- Jim - 2018-08-17
- Mike B. - 2020-01-31
I have five lap steels, including two Gibsons. However, My Harmony H-1 is probably my favorite in my collection. The Dearmond pickup sounds great and the body shape makes it really easy to play.