This is a Hawaiian style guitar designed to be played as a lap-steel. This is a Mk IV style so includes the rope binding throughout. As a lap-steel the frets are simply markers for the player. The only style deviation on this mahogany instrument is the bridge as the original tend to be painted black.
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