“My Asher [Electro Hawaiian Model I Lap Steel] sounds amazing. Like rich, dark velvet with shimmer on top. Finally - a Weissenborn sound you can hear on stage.”
-Cindy Cashdollar, Frets Magazine

This is a masterfully built instrument crafted from exotic tone woods with vintage and modern details. It was originally designed by Bill Asher for Ben Harper in 1998 and inspired by the Weissenborn Hawaiian acoustic lap steel from the 1930's. This lap steel has great low end and high end response, clean or with overdrive - the sustain and acoustic overtone are unbeatable. There are many custom options available such as flamed top woods, top bindings and trim, and electronics and configurations.


  • style: 6-string lap steel
  • scale length: 25 inches
  • nut width: 2 1/8”
  • nut material: ebony
  • neck & body: African Mahogany or Okoume
  • top: bound standard Hawaiian koa or bound flamed Hawaiian koa
  • fret board: Hawaiian koa
  • frets: 20 lines
  • tuners: Kluson
  • bridge: maple
  • saddle: aluminum
  • pickups: Asher Steelbucker pickups set or other custom options
  • pickup switching: 3-way toggle
  • controls: master volume/master tone
  • factory strings: Electro Hawaiian Nickel Round Wound, Medium
  • finish: nitro burst gloss or matte lacquer
  • case: Asher gig bag or TKL custom hardshell
  • built: USA








Standard/Superior Koa Top With Ivoriod Binding, Gloss Lacquer

Superior Koa Top with Ivoroid and Herringbone Binding, Gloss Lacquer

Standard Koa Top with Ivoroid Binding, Satin Finish

Dual Tone with Bound Redwood Top, Gloss Lacquer