1961 GibsonSkylark (EH-500) – Natural Korina

Here’s an opportunity to purchase an affordable, Gibson-made, old-growth Korina… but probably not in the format you’d first expect! This super cool 1961 Gibson Skylark (EH-500) Lap Steel in Natural is made with the famed limba wood! This model was marketed as one of Gibsons’s entry-level lap steels at the time, which would explain the large, clear numbers on the fretboard. This single coil is actually a Melody Maker pickup and provides a crisp, clean tone. You’ll notice that this lap steel also features two black Top Hat style knobs that were used on many other Gibson models of the time. One of our favorite touches of the model? The Gibson logo on the headstock is exactly the same as the one used on a Flying V!

Overall Condition: 8.5, patina and light playwear throughout 


  • Finish Details: Natural Korina, Original, Great Condition with light wear throughout
  • Body Material: Korina
  • Neck Material: Korina
  • Fretboard Material: Plastic
  • Neck Profile: N/A
  • Weight: 4 lbs 15 oz
  • Scale Length: 22"
  • Pickup Readings: 6.92K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Good Condition, patina to the metal components
  • Nut Width: 2”
  • Includes: Original Black Hardshell Case with Red lining

Sku: G195


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