"The Mason" - Lap Steel Guitar
Calling all brain cells!
Does anyone know anything about a lap steel guitar that was simply called "The Mason"?
I picked up this old lap steel at a yard sale and the owner didn't know a thing about it, or even how he got it. He hadn't even played it! To me, the build of the guitar looks like the 1940's. It has the old phenolic resin knobs for tone and volume, and funky pastel colors serve for the fretboard markers. The fretboard itself is a 3/16" thick slab of clear plastic that is screwed to the base wood of the guitar.
It needed a bit of cleaning, but it still works great. Sounds a lot like an old National, but a little warmer in the midrange. I'd just like a clue as to the history of what I'm playing. No one so far has any idea.
Any information on this guitar would be greatly appreciated.