Electar Model-M Mandolin

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1939-40 Epiphone Electar Logo
Epiphone Electar Logo

In 1936, Epiphone introduced the ‘Electar’ brand of electric guitars & amplifiers, including several patents for electric Hawaiian lap steel guitars. The first was the Electar Model-M patented by Epi Stathopoulo, which was a patented design, as it was not a new invention. The Model M was intended as the company's first deluxe lap steel guitar

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  • 1937-1938
  • Symmetrical pear-shaped body


  • Laminated curly maple top, back & sides
  • No sound holes


  • Set maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Metal "Electar" logo plate


  • 1-ply body binding


  • Epiphone Master pickup
  • 1 Volume control on treble side
  • 2 Tone controls on bass side

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