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Second Chances Rides Again: A Trip To Treats And Treasures

OK… now that I’m back I’ve been opening the doors to the vault where Second Chances lives… and what have I come up with? A very rare Oahu Tolana Doubleneck Steel Guitar with a working Stringtone lever on both necks. This beautiful instrument is in 99% condition and includes the original case and legs. This beauty is not cheap, but it is worth every penny. Treats And Treasure, here we come!

I've only seen two of these, and this one is in the best condition!

I've only seen two of these, and this one is in the best condition!

It really doesn't get much better than this, conditionwise

It really doesn't get much better than this, conditionwise

Look a the bridge covers and Slington details

Look a the bridge covers and Slington details

Pickup switch and volume and tone controls

Pickup switch and volume and tone controls

Peg head and mother of toilet seat detail

Peg head and mother of toilet seat detail

Even the bottom is in fabulous condition

Even the bottom is in fabulous condition

This beauty has two six string necks… the original legs and case… it is not a lap steel… it’s a table steel. You’ll never see another one in this condition!

The price on this beautiful rarity is $1800 including tax and shipping.

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  1. Mike Anderson
    March 15th, 2012 at 12:01 | #1

    Just curious, whatever became of the Ovations you used to play back in the early 80’s and maybe earlier?

  2. Cyndy Consentino
    March 15th, 2012 at 14:39 | #2

    Wow, really beautiful!

  3. March 16th, 2012 at 11:16 | #3

    Tempting….tempting….I may be going through a Hank Sr. phase soon.

  4. March 16th, 2012 at 11:18 | #4

    Here’s a couple of questions: Do you have the legs? Are they both six strings or six and eight? It’s hard to tell from the photos.

  5. gerard m
    March 16th, 2012 at 14:42 | #5

    has Jorma ever answered anybody’s question? He seems to have a bit of a back log.

  6. March 16th, 2012 at 20:45 | #6

    Interested in your double neck Oahu steel. Please contact me. I am a pedal steel player and playing more non pedal these days.

    Regards,

    Lenny

  7. RJ King
    March 19th, 2012 at 00:51 | #7

    @Walt Hetfield

    Hi, Walt,
    Near the bottom of the text are the answers to your queries:”This beauty has two six string necks… the original legs and case… it is not a lap steel… it’s a table steel. You’ll never see another one in this condition!”

  8. Walt Hetfield
    March 19th, 2012 at 19:48 | #8

    @ RJ KING Thanks dude.

  9. Dale
    May 9th, 2012 at 10:21 | #9

    SOLD!! I’m wearing my cowboy boots and grass skirt, awaiting the arrival of this beauty!

  10. Mark Makin
    February 15th, 2014 at 13:07 | #10

    Hi Jorma. The lap steel is actually an IOLANA not a TOLANA. IOLANA means “bird in flight” in Hawaiian – hence the bird logo that early versions of this had. Made in the late 50s by Valco in Chicago. Any help?

  11. Tom Siebeneck
    July 18th, 2017 at 10:12 | #11

    I have a similar guitar. Am interested in selling.

  12. Tom Siebeneck
    July 18th, 2017 at 11:09 | #12

    I took lessons from Ron Dearth the inventor of the stringtone tuning changer.