Show us your steel guitar

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by L_Totti, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. L_Totti

    L_Totti Member

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    Lap Steels , Pedal Steels , Squareneck resonators , etc.



    Trussart/Zemaits and Roundneck Resos not allowed :aok
     
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  2. OM Flyer

    OM Flyer Member

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    Chris Fouke Industrial Guitars: Indy-8 lap steel, in aluminum.

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  3. musicofanatic5

    musicofanatic5 Member

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    Here's the BMI psg. I have no shots of my Fender S-8 Deluxe, Supro lap or Dobro.

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  4. Bhodie

    Bhodie Supporting Member

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    Little lap steel love!

    My 1936 7 string Ricky
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    My 1960 Fender Deluxe 8
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    My 1957 Fender Stringmaster D8
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    My one off custom design William's D8
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    Sold all the pedal steels.. I cant chew gum and walk at the same time!

    In fact, sold off all my guitars except for my A59 335 Nashville historic..

    The Fenders played through my 1971 Vibrolux Reverb (original tubes, 2nd owner) sound so juicy, you just cant believe it...
     
  5. sonhenry

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    Here's mine, a triple neck stringmaster and a double neck supro.
     
  6. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Gold Supporting Member

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    1948 Epiphone Duo Console:

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    1940 National New Yorker (and matching Model 75 amp):

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    This 1920s Slingerland parlor was built as a Spanish-style guitar, but the neck has bowed considerably. Otherwise it's in great condition, and it has a loud, booming voice that belies its size. The price was right, too, so I turned it into a Hawaiian guitar with a nut extender:

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    Two Oahus that I used to own, a ca. 1940 Diana and a 1953 Iolana:

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    Two more that I used to own, a '30s Epiphone Electar and a '35 National Electric Hawaiian:

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  7. Quarter

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    A modern warrior with an old school flair :)

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  8. Bhodie

    Bhodie Supporting Member

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    Tom. Beautiful work!
     
  9. telest

    telest Member

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    Yes indeed! :) Cool thread by the way, I love Steel Guitar, pedal, lap...yeah.

    Steve
     
  10. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    Nice Pamona there Quarter tell us how you have the benders set up and what tuning you are using.

    I have a '57 Fender Steelmaster that looks like this:

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  11. Prairie Belt

    Prairie Belt Supporting Member

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    Not very detailed, but I always liked these two photos of my Emmons. It's a '75 D10. I've been playing it through a Furlong/Sarno combo amp, with the Sarno Classic Pre and a JBL K130.

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  12. bagpipe

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    I have two lapsteels: a newer Bluestem and an older Mason. They're great fun to play and add a little something special to certain recordings.

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  13. JimmyB

    JimmyB Silver Supporting Member

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    :omg :drool If you ever decide to sell the Mason, let me know!!!
     
  14. zombywoof

    zombywoof Member

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    Some Valco Goodness - 1950s Oahu Tonemaster with the strings through pickup

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    Also a 1929-1931 First Hawaiin Conservatory of Music concert. You got this free when you ordered lessons from Oscar Schmidt's mail order music business. This was Schmidt's standard Stella - all birch, angled neck heel, square top kerfing, arched back - set up as a lap guitar. I converted it to a regular old geetar.

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  15. L_Totti

    L_Totti Member

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    Lots of great looking steels here.
    I'm GASing over some steels at Gruhn and this thread is certanily not helping :aok

    I'll take (crappy) pics of my Supro tomorrow.

    What tunings are you guys using?
     
  16. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    C6 and a weird altered version of E9.
     
  17. KevinF

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    Here is my 1957 Gibson Electraharp with original PAF pickup. I am in the process of building a lapsteel... my winter project.

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  18. clemduolian

    clemduolian Silver Supporting Member

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    '53 Fender Stringmaster (26" scale, serial # 0069); 1960's ZB transformed into 10 string lap steel, sitting on a 1930's Ludwig drum throne.
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  19. clemduolian

    clemduolian Silver Supporting Member

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  20. RomanS

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    Homemade 8-string lap steel (C6 tuning):
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    Homemade lap steel with Duesenberg Multibender (E6 tuning, two benders work like the A & B pedals on E9-pedal steel, the third one takes the 6th up to a dom7):
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    1952 Supro Supreme lap steel (tuned C6):
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    SX squareneck resonator, pimped with a Dobro Lace Sensor pickup (G6 tuning):
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    WBS Basic 1 pedal steel (E9 tuning):
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