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Friday, May 15, 2009

The 100 Ben Harper Model Series II Limited Edition lap steels have sold out! It has been a really fun journey with this limited edition - gaining much exposure and inquiries from all over the world. 

For those of you who regret not being able to snag one,  another opportunity awaits you next year. Bill and Ben have decided that this lap steel design is to important to end here - The continuation will be Ben Harper's signature model with just a few subtle changes to keep the first 100 unique, prized, and collectable.  This lap steel will now be a standard model that Asher and Harper will continue to offer to lap steel enthusiasts for generations to come. No exact details have emerged regarding the new tweaks and upgrades, but as soon as Bill and Ben make it official we will let you know!

And as a final sweet goodbye to the production run of the Ben Harper Series II Limited Edition, we were overjoyed by the news that it will grace the cover (and cover story) of an upcoming Guitar Player magazine. Of course, the story will revolve around Ben's music and his new killer band the Relentless 7, but according to Ben, his Asher lap steel is "the best, most amazing lap steel he has ever played."

Those are some powerful words. Thanks Ben for all your support, inspiration and music! And thank you to everyone who is intrigued by the lap steel, and wants to learn more about it to continue its future.