Levon and Sean Costello at one of Garth Hudson's Lowry organs that he used on tours with The Band.
Richard Manuel's Mel-O-Bar 9-string lap steel guitar. The neck is at a 45 (or something)
degree angle to the guitar
body and is played lying across your lap.
According to Levon, the Mel-O-Bar was never used by The Band in the studio.
The Mel-O-Bar and a custom made guitar consisting of a cow bell as the guitar body and a FenderTelecaster neck, all wired for amplification.
Jimmy Eppard built this "Bellecaster".