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  1. On Sale
    Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag
    Was:  $99.99 $8499.00
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  2. Top Seller
    Gretsch Guitars Electromatic Lap Steel Guitar
    $34999.00
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    Recording King RG-31 Lap Steel Guitar
    $16982.00
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    Peavey Power Slide Guitar
    $29999.00
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    Luna Guitars Weissenborn Lap Steel
    $29355.00
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  2. Top Rated
    Recording King RG-32 Lap Steel Guitar
    $16982.00
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    Luna Guitars Lap Steel Electric
    $37157.00
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    $326.98
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  4. Chandler Rh2 Lap Steel
    $34999.00
    Excellent Condition
    Tulsa, OK
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  1. Vintage
    Magnatone 1950s MOTS Lap Steel OHSC Lap Steel
    $39999.00
    Excellent Condition
    Tucson, AZ
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  2. Vintage
    Vintage 1969 Sho-bud Crossover Twin Neck Steel Black Lap Steel
    $1,89999.00
    Excellent Condition
    Arlington, TX
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  3. Vintage
    Gibson 1956 Console Grand Steel CG-520 Lap Steel
    $1,79999.00
    Excellent Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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  4. Price Drop
    Vintage 1970s Emmons Double 10 Natural Lap Steel
    Was:  $2,199.99 $1,54999.00
    Excellent Condition
    Commack, NY
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  1. Vintage
    Bronson 1950s Melody King Model 52 Lap Steel
    $79999.00
    Excellent Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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  2. Regal RD 40NS Lap Steel
    $24999.00
    Great Condition
    Albany, NY
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  3. Used Twisted Wood DR-008 Natural Lap Steel
    $32999.00
    Great Condition
    Warwick, RI
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  4. Chandler RH2 Lap Steel
    $34999.00
    Great Condition
    Macon, GA
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  1. Vintage
    Supro 1950s Jet Airliner Lap Steel
    $44999.00
    Great Condition
    Boise, ID
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  2. Chandler RH-2 Lap Steel
    $29999.00
    Great Condition
    Glen Burnie, MD
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  3. Used George Boards S8 Natal Dragon Wood Lap Steel
    $99999.00
    Great Condition
    Pittsburgh, PA
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  4. Vintage
    Epiphone 1940s LAP STEEL Lap Steel
    $59999.00
    Good Condition
    Cincinnati, OH
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  1. Vintage
    Silvertone 1950s LAP STEEL OHSC Lap Steel
    $29999.00
    Good Condition
    Dallas, TX
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  2. Vintage
    Fender 1960s M400 Pedal Steel Lap Steel
    $69999.00
    Good Condition
    Buffalo, NY
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  3. Vintage
    Bronson 1938 Honolulu Master Lap Steel
    $4,19999.00
    Good Condition
    Detroit, MI
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  4. Vintage
    Supro 1957 SPECIAL LAPSTEAL OHSC Lap Steel
    $39999.00
    Good Condition
    Selden, NY
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    Vintage 1950s REX ROYAL LAP STEEL Apple Green Lap Steel
    $24999.00
    Good Condition
    Tulsa, OK
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  2. Vintage
    Rickenbacker 1946 B6 Lap Steel
    $1,29999.00
    Good Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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  3. Vintage
    Silvertone 1950s 1950 Artist Lap Steel Lap Steel
    $39999.00
    Good Condition
    Sioux Falls, SD
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  4. Used Electromuse 1940s Hawaiian Lap Steel Mahogany Lap Steel
    $59999.00
    Good Condition
    Hallandale, FL
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  1. Vintage
    Oahu 1940s LAP STEEL Lap Steel
    $44999.00
    Good Condition
    Fort Wayne, IN
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  2. Vintage
    National 1961 New Yorker Lap Steel
    $79999.00
    Good Condition
    Manchester, CT
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  3. Vintage
    Magnatone 1950s Noble Lap Steel W/amp Lap Steel
    $59999.00
    Good Condition
    Chico, CA
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  4. Vintage
    Gibson 1950s CG520 Console Grande Lap Steel
    $2,19999.00
    Good Condition
    Reno, NV
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  1. Vintage
    Vega 1940s Lap Steel Lap Steel
    $39999.00
    Good Condition
    North Attleboro, MA
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  2. Price Drop
    Oahu Student Model Lap Steel
    Was:  $189.99 $14999.00
    Good Condition
    Greenville, SC
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  3. Vintage
    Rickenbacker 1930s A-25 Frying Pan Lap Steel
    $2,49999.00
    Good Condition
    Orlando, FL
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  4. Vintage
    Oahu 1930s Tonemaster Lap Steel
    $39999.00
    Good Condition
    Harrisburg, PA
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  1. Vintage
    Vega 1940s 1940's Vega Lap Steel Lap Steel
    $29999.00
    Good Condition
    Florence, KY
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  2. Vintage
    Supro 1950s Jet Airliner Lap Steel
    $44999.00
    Good Condition
    Boise, ID
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  3. Price Drop
    Used ELECTROMUSE 1940s LAP STEEL Walnut Lap Steel
    Was:  $199.99 $17999.00
    Good Condition
    Salem, OR
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  4. Vintage
    Bronson 1950s Melody King Lap Steel
    $79999.00
    Good Condition
    Cincinnati, OH
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About Lap Steel Guitars & Pedal Steel Guitars:

Lap Steel Guitars Lap steel guitars are played in a different manner to the regular guitar. Instead of playing them upright and with the strings facing away from the player’s body, lap steels are played while laid flat either on the lap or on a stand, or standing up using a guitar strap designed to accommodate the different angle.

Unlike standard guitars, the notes are not sounded by pressing the string to the fretboard, but are created instead by using light pressure on the strings from a slide or tone bar, usually constructed of metal.

Many players of standard slide guitar (that is to say, not played on the lap) use glass, ceramic, steel or brass slides. Lap slide players prefer metal slides because the high action of the strings allows the use of a heavier slide for improved tone and sustain. And while standard slide guitar players use slides that are of the bottleneck design and worn over one finger, lap steel and pedal steel players generally use solid bars made from machined steel coated with chrome, hence the term “steel guitar.”

As with all styles of slide guitar, standard tuning is uncommon—most players preferring to use open tuning.

Pedal Steel Guitars Pedal steel players typically sit on a stool or seat at the instrument. The right foot is used mainly to operate a volume pedal. The left foot is primarily used to press one or more of the instrument's foot pedals. The knees are positioned under the instrument's body so that by moving them left, right or even vertically, they can push levers that are mounted from underneath the body of the steel guitar.

The strings are positioned high above the neck of the instrument. Rather than controlling the vibrating length of strings by pressing them to frets on a fingerboard, the player applies a polished metal tone bar, sliding the tone bar on the strings, to and away from the bridge to change pitch. If the bar is perpendicular to the neck (oriented like a fret), it changes the pitch of all strings equally. The player may also slant the bar, holding it at an angle to affect strings unequally.

One hand plucks the strings, usually with a set of thumb and finger picks—but some players use only a thumb pick, and some use their fingernails. A variable volume foot pedal also contributes to the sound of the instrument.

Mastering the pedal steel guitar can take time, due to its technical and complex inner workings and the unique physical techniques a player must learn to create the instrument's trademark sounds.

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