Rhinehart of Athens, Ohio sculpts and paints beautifully eccentric but fully functional guitars. Many are shaped like fish, the rear ends of horses, birds and dragons. This alligator is a lap steel guitar:
Modeled on the Fender 8-string Stringmaster and Deluxe steels featuring 2 pickups with volume, tone, and blend for dialing in the perfect tone for any mix. The pickups are handwound with reverse polarity to create a humbucking effect when both are balanced. These are very sweet sounding instruments and great looking as well. Gotoh tuners for smooth and accurate tuning.
#3 is an 8 string model with Gotoh tuners, 2 reverse-wound-reverse polarity pickups from United Luthierie. Stanless steel nut and aluminum bridge/tailpiece. Volume, tone, and blend controls. Carved from 3 pieces of Douglas fur for light weight and rich tone. Hand-painted fingerboard.