GIBSON LAPSTEEL BR-9 de 1953 à découvrir chez Guitar Store Model: BR-9 LapSteel Available: 1947 to 1959 The most widely sold and least expensive Gibson lapsteel at the time. 1947 BR-9 LapSteel introduction specs: graduated 3-bout body, brown plastic pickup/bridge cover, 2 white radio knobs on same side, pickup with non-adjustable poles, open-block fingerboard markers with numbers, beige finish, brown fingerboard and trim. 1950 BR-9 LapSteel specs: adjustable pickup poles. BR-9 discontinued 1959. Gibson started manufacturing lap steel guitars in 1935.