Lap Steel

The electric lap steel represents the beginning of electronics in music. The first electrical guitar was indeed a lap steel, an instrument which always had followers in Hawaiian music, as well as blues, country and rock music.
My lap steel is inspired by an idea of the musician from Treviso Alessio “Ezzy” Ervas who has planned and designed the instrument, in order to have a more functional, handy and sonorous lap steel than the guitars you find on the market.
After an intense planning phase to bring details, woods and electronics to perfection, I am very satisfied of my creation, because it was thought for and with lap steel musicians, reaching excellent results in all aspects.
The dimensions of the sounding board are bigger if compared to the standard, in order to give more stability to the instrument if the musician wants to play it on his/her legs, to get a better response from the wood and thus a better sound.
The fingerboard is made of plastic, resin or a sticky sheet and is usually underrated in the lap steel guitars. I build the best quality ebony fingerboard for my model to intensify the sound.
I can build the same model with different woods and electronics, according to the sound the musician wants to reach.
The guitar can be customised with finishings, marquetries and details chosen by the musician.
In the last years the industrial production of lap steel guitars had always an inferior quality if compared to the production of classic electric guitars.
If you are looking for an electric lap steel guitar, different from all others, designed and built in the best way, stop here, you found it!

Data sheet mod. LAP STEEL

Body: Mohogany
Top: No
Fingerboard: Ebony
Headplate: Indian rosewood
Headplate logo: Mother of pearl
Scale length: 592mm
Fingerboard width at nut: 54mm
Fingerboard width at 14th fret: 54mm
Neck shape: Flat
Fingerboard radius: Flat
Frets: Flat maple
Figerboard inlay: Mother of pearl, plastic
Nut: Bone
Bridge: Tune-o-matic
Pick up: Gibson ’57 classic, 1 pick up
Electronic: CTS, USA
Tuning machines: Grover crome
Painting: Nitro
Case: Hardcase