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Lap Steel/Slide Guitar


Lap Steel/Slide Guitar

A place to discuss lap steel/slide guitar and other incarnations of the instrument ala pedal steel guitar and non-pedal steel guitar. Feel free to discuss building, learning, playing, tunings, maintainance, of new and vintage instruments.

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Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2015

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Squareneck Journal intro video

1 min video intro for my blog which is dedicated to squareneck resonator and Weissenborn guitars. Includes interviews with top players and builders, tips on musicianship, guitar, gear and CD…Continue

Started by Rob Anderlik Apr 10, 2015.

Feelin' Bad Blues 2 Replies


Started by Rob Anderlik. Last reply by Rob Anderlik Mar 2, 2015.

Lap Guitar Tunings 14 Replies

I'm fairly new to the various tunings one can use for playing slide guitar.  I'm also new to the concept of more than 6-strings!  Bearing that in mind I just received a Fender Stringmaster D8 which…Continue

Started by John Gundrum. Last reply by fred davis Mar 17, 2012.

What Model Gibson Lap Steel Is This? 8 Replies

Can anyone identify for sure what model and/or year the below Gibson lap steel guitar is?Edward: Does the Gibson Steel Guitar book show this?Thanks!JohnContinue

Tags: steel, guitar, lap, gibson, model

Started by John Gundrum. Last reply by John Gundrum Sep 4, 2010.

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Comment by Edward Sparks on September 22, 2010 at 7:49am
I am just about finished my first recording with my newly finished lap steel...although I am really just beginning to learn how to play it, it occupies a small fill in a new song I wrote called "Heartland Revisited" and have just recorded...everything is finished except replacing the scratch lead vocal with the final lead vocal. Once I get it done I will post it here for comments. Thanks, Edward
Comment by Tony Burt on August 30, 2010 at 9:47pm
Guys thought you may be interested in this ,, some restoration work my friend and fellow muso Garrett, restoring the Commodore Lap Steel, also a look at one already restored... but of fun ,, let me know,, you never know there may be more episodes in the series .. we go under the name "The Baker Brothers ...a.k.a "The Dough Bro's :-))
Comment by Edward Sparks on August 24, 2010 at 10:17am
Lap steels...not just for squirrels!!! Edward

Comment by John Gundrum on August 23, 2010 at 9:06pm
That's one rockin' squirrel!
Comment by Edward Sparks on August 23, 2010 at 5:27pm
Check this player out! Edward

Comment by John Gundrum on August 23, 2010 at 8:48am
Try for whale song or seagulls :-) Then all you need is a sandy beach and drink with a long straw!
Comment by Edward Sparks on August 22, 2010 at 8:16am
I am making sounds that could be a cat getting skinned, but I can't stop grinning! Edward
Comment by Tony Burt on August 22, 2010 at 6:39am
looks great Ed
Happy playing :-)
Comment by Edward Sparks on August 21, 2010 at 9:09pm
Finally finished! Now the hard part, I just have to learn to play it! Edward

Comment by Gil on August 17, 2010 at 6:31am
A dedication to Ben Keith with my friend Charlie Betts on slide guitar:

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