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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.

Members: 38
Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2014

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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.

Wood type for lap steel 1 Reply

I'm thinking of building my next lap steel from some old joists I have.  They are 100 years old or more.  I'm pretty certain they are pine but I have to double check.  The size of the joists are…Continue

Tags: pine, wood, growth, old, lap

Started by John Gundrum. Last reply by Edward Sparks Aug 9, 2010.

Don't Fret Lap Steel

Here's a really impressive looking lap steel!  Reminds me of one of those wood slab coffee tables.  Only someone hollowed it out and slapped some strings on it!  These are really cool looking…Continue

Tags: unique, steel, lap, fret, don't

Started by John Gundrum Aug 8, 2010.

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Comment by Gil on August 17, 2010 at 6:31am
A dedication to Ben Keith with my friend Charlie Betts on slide guitar:
Comment by John Gundrum on August 16, 2010 at 10:22pm
Excellent looking! I'm really trying hard to imagine the strings on it vibrating! lol
Comment by Edward Sparks on August 16, 2010 at 7:20pm
Latest on my lap steel...the tuning keys are from a 1969 Gibson SG! Edward

Comment by Edward Sparks on August 10, 2010 at 3:26pm
Me too! She needs another week for the finish to cure and then I string it up! Edward
Comment by John Gundrum on August 10, 2010 at 1:42pm
Looks great! Can't wait to hear!
Comment by Tony Burt on August 10, 2010 at 6:45am
Nice ,,,,, looking forward to hearing it
Comment by Edward Sparks on August 10, 2010 at 6:34am
Well here is the latest picture...basically the finish is finished, it's just curing, and the tape is off the fingerboard, the electronics are wired and ready to install...I just have to add the hardware and the hardware...then I can tune it to open E and learn to play the darn thing! i already have a song waiting for a slide guitar that's confidence!!! Edward

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Comment by John Gundrum on August 3, 2010 at 8:55pm
You can never have enough clamps!

Looking good!
Comment by Edward Sparks on August 3, 2010 at 6:34pm
Here is the latest picture of the lap steel I have been working on for sometime now...Once the neck is dry I will continue spraying on the Nitro Cell finish! Edward


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