The Airline Lap Steel Pro is the upgraded/no-compromise version of our ever-popular Airline Lap Steel model.
What makes it ‘Pro’? (We hear you ask…) Apart from upgraded components throughout and the use of a rosewood board over the plastic board found on the ‘Standard’ model, the pièce de résistance of the Pro is the inclusion of the Valco® Lap Steel ‘String-Thru’ pickup.
A replica of the original 50s Valco® Lap Steel pickup, made famous by Ry Cooder and found in his iconic Fender ‘Coodercaster’, the pickup features a unique ‘string through’ humbucking design that maintains the tonal qualities of a single-coil with a high-output, while eliminating hum and increasing natural sustain. The pickup features Alnico 3 magnets with independently adjustable pole pieces.