Within a year, Doc Kauffman had left in 1946 his partnership, and Leo Fender was marketing similar Lap Steels by himself as the Fender Musical Instrument Company.
This early transitional Fender is essentially a K&F steel with a Fender nameplate. The early Fender Company produced three similar lap steels, the Organ Button, the Princeton, and the Deluxe, all with string through pickups similar to the K&F.
The Deluxe has a longer body, joining the neck at the 12th fret and features volume and tone controls and a jack for the cord. It was available from 1946 to 1948.
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