H7 - Roy Smeck lapsteel|
Lapsteel - Black and ivory
Production year(s) : 1955-1971 (other years possible, not verified)
Lapsteel on three chromed legs (optional and no legs on ealier models) - polished black and ivory finish. "Tone-Emphasizer" (P13) pickup on earlier years, then "Golden-Tone Indox" pickup later on same model.
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|Body depth||2"||50 mm|
|Neck at nut||1"5/8||42.3 mm|
|Neck at 12th||1"7/8||49 mm|
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- button box blues - 2006-02-19
i have a 1966 h7 with the 3 leg case,when i bought it, was told it was a late 40's-early 50's model.since finding this database i was able to correctly i.d. my model guitar.to whomever had a hand in putting together this website and database,i offer kudo's to you for such a excellent job!and,if anyone knows where i may purchase an original tailpiece w/roy smeck endorsed signature for this model slide guitar,please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Steven V. - 2007-01-13
My Harmony electric steel looks exactly like the one pictured but instead of Roy Smeck over the pickup it reads SHARKY across the front as to be seen by an audience. I find no reference to this in any search. dose anyone know what I have?
- steve merrill - 2010-10-25
I was just given a H7 that had the dirt of the ages on it, once cleaned and strung it sounds awesome!! Good ole' American craftsmanship, vintage styling, and funky sounding pickup to boot. Now I wouldn't trade it for the world, even missing a knob, legs, and case it still rocks!! Thanks to Cape Crud Donny B for digging this one out of retirement!! Sweet!! SM
- bruce bennett - 2012-03-12
Just a note to tell you that I just found a H7 with the date code of March 10th 1972 under the pickup/control cover. stamped in black ink and with the Rowe name and address.
thanks for all the info and photos. your site is a real help.
- Freddy Wilson - 2012-06-03
Found mine in a trash barrel twenty years ago with case. Plays great. I play a Fender 2000 Pedal Steel in a Country Band and use the lap for early songs.
- phillip vaught - 2014-07-16
bought the h7 at a pawn shop in the 70's for 85.00, 3 leg in great shape with case, decided to start playing it now that i am retired, still plays great. restrung it to c6 and replaced a resistor and good as new.
- delbyoung - 2015-07-17
Bought my H7 in the UK back in the 1950's and spent hundreds of hours performing on it including recording a couple of LP's at the world famous Abbey Road Studios London. We alternated using the studio with the Beetles.
I eventually promoted my playing to a D10 pedal steel guitar. I still have the old H7 and it still looks good and sounds great.