The first Fender lapsteel models were introduced in 1946 are equally as revered as the electric guitars produced by the company, and formed the blueprints of many of the production methods and electronics that would go on to be used on the companies guitars throughout the next decades. This 1959 Fender Champ lapsteel was the companies go to student steel model from 1955 onwards, replacing the original Champion models with a slightly altered design. This Champ features the beveled body edge and tan-blond finish most associated with the model, along with the recessed peg head and spaghetti logo decal midway down the body. The original pots are present and correct, dating to 16th and 26th weeks of 1959. The covered single coil pickup is also as it should be, and has all the clarity and chime you would expect from a '50s Fender made single coil. This lap steel is in very good condition with only minimal signs of play wear and the original green felt back in good condition.