Pedal & Lap Steel Guitars are certainly interesting members of the guitar family. Known for their use in classic country, blue grass, Hawaiian, folk, rock, and blues music, these guitars produce an incredibly distinct tone thanks in part to their unique design and use of a metal bar that is often referred to as a tone or steel bar. These guitars are sure to add plenty of character to your performance, and no guitarist who demands versatility should be without one.
Recently, pedal and lap steel guitars have found a home in the burgeoning alt-country movement, with artists like Ryan Adams, Drive-By Truckers, and Wilco all adding these instruments to their live shows and studio recordings. Legends like BJ Cole, Hank Williams Sr., and Buck Owens also made ample use of pedal and lap steel guitars during their heyday. With fans and players that span genres and generations falling in love with these instruments, it's no wonder you're interested in having one of your very own.
Of course, there is the question of which pedal & lap steel guitars are going to be right for you. There is a great deal of variety available here, so, if you're not entirely sure where to begin, your best bet might be to check out some of our top-sellers. The RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag from Rogue, for example, is a great introductory "whinin' axe" that you'll love learning on. This guitar features a single-coil pickup and a hardwood body that makes it a joy to play. Best of all, it comes with legs and a gig bag, so you'll have no problem transporting your RLS-1 and setting up at any gig.'
Another impressive instrument available here is the Electromatic Lap Steel Guitar from Gretsch. This lap steel is loaded with an unmistakably rich tone that shines through thanks to its chrome single-coil pickup. Giving off a distinctly vintage vibe, this guitar will add that extra special something to your recordings and live shows.
And these are only two of the options you'll find available here. Whether you're a first time buyer, or an old pro looking to add to your collection, we've got you covered. With a sought after sound that emotes perfectly, pedal & lap steel guitars will quickly find a home as part of your wide assortment of instruments.