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Project by woodenships posted 12-01-2009 03:46 AM 4782 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Lap Steel I made out of solid maple with a rose wood fret board.
I could have done better as the fret lines are not as parrallel as they could have been…I need to make a jig for it but was in a hurry (as always)
I still want to put some protection maybe Tung oil or Danish.
The fret board has maple veneer strips glued mother of pearl inlay dots and I attached it only with 2 way tape.

How does it sound? Well really good but I’m not a good player on the lap steel yet! standard guitar is were I shine.
I’m learning the Traditional Hawaiian song Aloha Oe.
It’s tuned C6th and it has an old Telecaster pickup in there…right in the sweet spot!

Here is the web page http://buildyourguitar.com/resources/lapsteel/
Many thanks to Martin Koch who wrote the book
Dave

-- "Safety is habit you start and always keep!"





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hairy

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 03:52 AM

Real nice!

Check out Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
He’s got a pedal steel.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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woodenships

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#2 posted 12-02-2009 05:57 AM

Thanks hairy man…I have seen him on AUstin city Limits …very cool sound thanks for the that great stuff!!

-- "Safety is habit you start and always keep!"

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