Lap Steel Guitar

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Project by woodenships posted 12-01-2009 03:46 AM 6830 views 7 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
Many thanks to Martin Koch who wrote the book

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

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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.

-- My reality check bounced...

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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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