“If you're looking for a way into the lap-steel scene, I can't imagine a more value-packed option that feels like a pro-level axe.”
-Jason Shadrick, Premier Guitar Magazine
“Built to my high standards for performance and road-worthy durability, the Junior is sure to impress you with its musical voice and professional feel. “
- Bill Asher
The Electro Hawaiian Junior lap steel just keeps getting better. This time around we made some small, but pretty choice updates to make your playing experience all the better.
Designed in California and prototyped by master luthier Bill Asher, the Junior has a neck-through solid mahogany body with a 25" scale length and 24 fret lines. This new version has a beautiful Indian rosewood fretboard, custom Alnico 5 pickup set and upgraded Wilkinson tuners.
Known for its solid construction and quality components, the use of lighter-weight African mahogany with its neck-through-body construction provides the optimal foundation for creating an impressive resonance and tonal range. Powered by custom wound Alnico 5 pickups, this lap steel produces a powerful tone and response with impressive depth and clarity. The wrap-around aluminum bridge with flat radius gives optimal body contact, and thus enhanced sustain.
The Junior’s slightly wider string spacing allows for effortless playability making it a great cross-over instrument for guitar, Dobro and Weissenborn players. Designed with 24 frets, players have easy access to the 3rd octave allowing for expansive creative and tonal range. The USA made low-friction nut by Graphtech, upgraded tuners and a reliable padded gig bag with heavy duty zippers are other details that make the Jr. anything but inferior.
Played by the professionals, this work-horse lap steel comes in 5 enticing colors (tobacco burst, trans cherry, antique white, lake placid blue and a limited-edition Gold Top). Although it is moderately priced - the Jr. performs up to the standards of the Pros. Professional artists including Robert Randolph, Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks), Bruce Bouton (Garth Brooks), Mike Johnson (Reba MacEntire), and many other artists and gigging musicians use the Asher Electro Hawaiian Junior to add depth and musicality to their work.
The Jr. is suitable for any musical genre including blues, rock, folk, jazz, country, Hawaiian, etc. and also used for many applications including studio recording, live performance, large venue concerts, soundtracks, commercial work and most predominantly for pleasure at home.
Be sure to check out all the upgrades for the Electro Hawaiian® Junior only available from Asher Guitars, such as our HipShot palm bender, fully adjustable stand, electronic upgrade kit, custom Belly Bar and hardshell case!
VARIOUS UPGRADES AVAILABLE
Electronic Upgrade Kit: 2 Jason Lollar Imperial Humbuckers, USA CTS Pots and Cap
Custom TKL Hardshell Case
Adjustable Aluminum Stand with Case
Custom Belly Bar Kit with Strap