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Mahalo MLP-100 Lap Steel Guitar White 

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Overview

  • Surfboard shaped basswood body
  • Traditional silk-screened fingerboard fret and position markers
  • Soap-Bar style single-coil pickup
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    $329.95
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      A high-quality, six-string electric lap steel with a powerful, single-coil Soap-Bar style pickup.

      The Mahalo MLP-100 is a high-quality, six-string electric lap steel with a powerful, single-coil Soap-Bar style pickup for those vintage Hawaiian tones. The body of this unique guitar is of select basswood. The fingerboard fret and position markers are silk-screened, in the tradition of Hawaiian guitars of the 1940s and 1950s. The glossy white finish has colorful surfboard-style graphics, and the tuning machines are die-cast, enclosed units with chrome plating. Three telescoping, adjustable metal legs serve as a stand and fit compactly in the included padded gig bag that holds the guitar. This high-quality gig bag features the Mahalo logo, and comes included in the price of the guitar. If you're looking for an electric lap-steel Hawaiian guitar that's loaded with style and showmanship, the Mahalo MLP-100 is the one for you.


      Features

      • Surfboard shaped basswood body
      • Traditional silk-screened fingerboard fret and position markers
      • Soap-Bar style single-coil pickup
      • 1-volume and 1-tone control layout
      • Chrome-plated bridge and die-cast tuners
      • Glossy white finish with blue surfboard-style graphics
      • Built-in stand consists of three telescoping, removable legs that fold up neatly into gig bag
      • Padded gig bag included

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      MahaloMLP-100 Lap Steel Guitar
       
      4.0

      (based on 3 reviews)

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            4.0

            Excellent Console Steel

            By Frank Lee

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong
            • Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Mahalo MLP-100 Lap Steel Guitar:

              First and foremost, this console steel (lapsteel on a stand) sounds spectacular. The P90, with its natural mid bump, makes it ideal for lead; and personally, I never use steel for anything other than lead. Though I have no idea who makes the pickup for this more-or-less unknown manufacturer, its tonal qualities meet my needs perfectly. It's smooth, rich and fairly quiet for a singlecoil. The steel nut and fixed bridge probably contribute a bit to this instrument's ability to cut through the mix, too. As a side note, the electronics seem spot on as well. (Initially, I expected to have to mod this instrument out, but the need to do so hasn't arrisen.)

              Secondarily, for an instrument at this price point, its tuning is rock solid. The tuning machines are smooth and solid, as is the instrument in general. Incidentally, the bridge/tailpiece is simply an angled piece of steel with notches. Intonation might be a problem if you're doing the Hawaiian, Country-Western or Novelty chording and comping thing; but if you're just playing indie-psych and soul-funk leads, like me, left-hand bar placement solves that issue easily.

              Finally, the full three octave range: 36 chromatic tone points, which on a fretted instrument would be called frets :) is a unique feature on a lapsteel. Intonation precision gets a little dicey way up there, but that's just the nature of mathematics.

              As a sidenote, the stand and case (though the latter is louder in design than I'd choose) are pretty spectacular, too.

              My only criticism comes down to the finish. If this thing were blond/natural wood, I'd have no bones to pick, whatsoever. But, as it's on a stand, the audience doesn't get the whole trickster-short-board-from-the-80s vibe, which truth be told, might be a selling point in hipster indie circles.

              Overall, for lead, I'd give it five stars. For an all-around console steel, I'd give it four stars. (It's the bridge and its intonation for chording issue that keeps it from a tip-top rating.)

              *I've compared it to Rics, Dobro/Regals, Dickersons, Fenders, Nationals, Vegas, Gretches and Gibsons from before and after WWII that are worth hundreds (and in some cases thousands more)...and personally, primarily for its tone, I prefer this relatively unknown dark horse Mahalo with the wacky (almost tacky) Hawaiian vibe.

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              4.0

              Good beinning lap steel

              By integralsoft

              from New York City

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              Pros

              • Decent Tone
              • Solid Body

              Cons

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                  Comments about Mahalo MLP-100 Lap Steel Guitar:

                  This is my first lap steel. I wanted a starter instrument to play until I was sure I wanted to move up. I've enjoyed this instrument a lot and will use it in performance, and don't feel the need to upgrade yet.

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                  4.0

                  A fantastic instrument for the price!

                  By Pineapple872000

                  from Lancaster, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Mahalo MLP-100 Lap Steel Guitar:

                  An instrument not only looks good but plays and sounds good! Also, MFI customer service reps are the best people I ever dealt with!

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