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Lap Steel Guitar

Building and playing lap steel guitars

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The Goose Lap Steel

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Roy D Durrence Mar 26, 2014. 1 Reply

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How To Build A Pedal Lap Steel Guitar

Started by c# merle. Last reply by Ellwood T Bear Jan 8, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by Dan DeBruler on March 7, 2011 at 3:12pm
Creative use of scrap, Matte!
Comment by Harrison Withers on March 5, 2011 at 11:40pm
DADGAD will work with a standard set
Comment by c# merle on March 4, 2011 at 1:00pm

i used proper C tuning lap steel strings for my 8 stringer matte, bit pricey but only intended to make one so i got them from germany.

as for string spacing, i just went for a uniform gap between the strings/

good luck with the build!

Comment by Harrison Withers on March 3, 2011 at 9:20pm
strings depend on tuning. I prefer 25.5 for the scale but most electric lap steels are more like 23"
Comment by Harrison Withers on February 15, 2011 at 9:27am
I call this the ghettoborn. it's built like a danelectro  with masonite top and bottom and a pine frame.
Comment by c# merle on October 17, 2010 at 8:41am
Iroko 8 string lap steel

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on October 4, 2010 at 7:01pm
Black Locust Hollow Limb Lap Steel

Comment by Ted Crocker on October 4, 2010 at 12:57pm
The Lap Dancer

 

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