Backwoods lapsteel guitar

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Backwoods lapsteel guitar

Postby whitewolfofsc » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:07 pm

Hi! This is one of my latest creations. This is a link to a three part picture of it. It plays well, sharp, bright, with a hint of hillbilly slur to show where it was made.
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/ww ... =198543586
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Postby ricochet » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:30 pm

Very nice.
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Postby whitewolfofsc » Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:07 pm

Thank you. I am not totally happy about the light stain that I used for it. I have a darker stain and may recoat it, but later on when a string replacement is due. I will have to darken the fret marks to contrast with the dark stain. These ones are woodburned, but to be even darker, I must use black paint in the grooves. I use an aluminum nut, and a bamboo bridge. It has a piezo pickup under the bridge. In the meantime, I am halfway through making my second one. It has a dark stain on it, and looks cool. I will next, make a 12 string out of 2 x 6 instead of 2 x 4. I want it to be like the pedal steels, but without the damping levers. It will have a major chord, then a minor one, then the last two strings will be for diminished chords.It will be a bit large as lap steels go, but then I am a big boy, so I can hold it. Plus, I can always place it on a table to play it.
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Postby jeffl » Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:29 pm

It looks good; makes me wanna jam some harp with it.
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Postby guitarslim101 » Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:16 pm

Cool.
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