The “frying Pan” was the first electric lap steel guitar created by George Beauchamp in 1931 and manufactured by Rickenbacker Electro. The instrument earned its frying pan nickname because of its circular body and long neck. The acoustic guitar was a staple of American rural music in the early 20th century mainly in black rural […]

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