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  1. Top Seller
    Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag
    $9999
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    Gretsch Guitars Electromatic Lap Steel Guitar
    $34999
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    Luna Guitars Weissenborn Lap Steel
    From $29355
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    Recording King RG-31 Lap Steel Guitar
    $17157
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    Recording King RG-32 Lap Steel Guitar
    $17999
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    Asher Guitars & Lap Steels Electro Hawaiian Junior Lap Steel Guitar
    Was:  $675.00 $54000
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  3. Price Drop
    Luna Guitars Lap Steel Electric
    $39113
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    $344.19
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    Peavey Power Slide Guitar
    $29999
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  1. Vintage
    Fender 1961 Champ Steel Lap Steel
    $79999
    Excellent Condition
    Nashville, TN
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  2. Vintage
    Silvertone 1959 ARTIST LAP STEEL Lap Steel
    $39999
    Excellent Condition
    Beaumont, TX
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  3.  Used ZUM STEEL 2005 PEDAL STEEL Natural Lap Steel
    $99999
    Excellent Condition
    Sacramento, CA
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  4. Peavey Powerslide Lap Steel
    $16999
    Excellent Condition
    Canton, MI
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    Gibson 1956 Console Grand Steel CG-520 Lap Steel
    $1,79999
    Excellent Condition
    Arlington, TX
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     Vintage 1969 Sho-bud Crossover Twin Neck Steel Black Lap Steel
    $1,89999
    Excellent Condition
    Arlington, TX
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  3.  Used Fouke Industrial Lap Steel Aluminum Lap Steel
    $34999
    Excellent Condition
    Memphis, TN
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    Rickenbacker 1940s Ns Lap Steel Lap Steel
    Was:  $599.99 $57999
    Excellent Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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  1. Vintage
    Bronson 1950s Melody King Model 52 Lap Steel
    $79999
    Excellent Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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    Rickenbacker 1949 NS Lap Steel
    $49999
    Excellent Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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  3. Vintage
    Vega 1940's Vega Lap Steel Lap Steel
    $29999
    Good Condition
    Florence, KY
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     Vintage 1940s KIESEL LAPSTEEL PEARLOID Lap Steel
    $34999
    Good Condition
    Ft Collins, CO
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    Rickenbacker 1950s Electro Lap Steel OHSC Lap Steel
    $89999
    Good Condition
    Naperville, IL
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     Vintage 1970s Emmons 1970's Emmons S-10 Pedal St Brown Lap Steel
    $89999
    Good Condition
    Pittsburgh, PA
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  3.  Used ELECTROMUSE 1940s LAP STEEL Walnut Lap Steel
    $19999
    Good Condition
    Salem, OR
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    Gibson 1950s Br-9 Lap Steel
    $37999
    Good Condition
    Davenport, IA
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    Bronson 1950s Melody King Lap Steel
    $79999
    Good Condition
    Cincinnati, OH
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    Vega 1950s Lap Steel Lap Steel
    $39999
    Good Condition
    North Houston, TX
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    Magnatone 1950s Lap Steel Lap Steel
    $27999
    Good Condition
    Bridgeton, MO
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    Magnatone 1950s 1950's Magnatone Lap Steel Pearloid Gray Lap Steel
    $29999
    Good Condition
    Beaumont, TX
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     Vintage 1950s Tonemaster Lap Steel Gray Lap Steel
    $34999
    Good Condition
    Oklahoma City, OK
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    Gibson 1950S Electraharp EH-620 Lap Steel
    Was:  $799.99 $49999
    Good Condition
    Greenville, SC
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    National 1950s National Lap Steel
    Was:  $349.99 $23499
    Good Condition
    Des Moines, IA
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     Vintage 1940s Rickenbacher Rickenbacher Electro NS Steel Silver Lap Steel
    Was:  $649.99 $52999
    Good Condition
    Houston, TX
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    Epiphone 1940s ELECTAR Lap Steel
    $59999
    Good Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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     Vintage 1928 Greenfield Style 2 Natural Lap Steel
    Was:  $1,499.99 $89999
    Good Condition
    Nashville, TN
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    National 1952 1088 Triplex Chord Changer Lap Steel Lap Steel
    $69999
    Good Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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  4. Price Drop
    Rickenbacker 1940s Model 59 W/ Amp Lap Steel
    Was:  $999.99 $64999
    Good Condition
    Harrisburg, PA
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    Supro 1952 Ozark 1522 Standard Lap Steel
    Was:  $1,199.99 $89999
    Good Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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  2. Vintage
     Vintage 1950s 1950'S Rickenbacker Electro Lap Steel OHSC Black Lap Steel
    $79999
    Good Condition
    Salt Lake City, UT
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  3.  Used Trick Bros Lap Steel Marble Lap Steel
    $19999
    Fair Condition
    Clearlake, TX
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  4.  Used Trick Bros Lap Steel Marble Lap Steel
    $19999
    Fair Condition
    Clearlake, TX
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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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