Grand Black Ash Lap Steel Guitar


Edition of 4 Grand Black Ash Lap Steel Guitars (Currently ALL sold out! More on their way!)

Last year I set out on a new route to study and experiment with more easily attainable timbers. Eventually I chose ash. It may be a common wood, but through research it is one of the best alternatives to mahogany.

The tap tone is similar in a sense, being sensitive to sound and carrying it well through its length. It is certainly a ‘hotter’ instrument with an overall feeling of being more contemporary. An instrument which will stand well above the band or mix and cut through the bass and middle.

The look was inspired by being around the beauty of an ebony grand piano. I’ve tried to get that feeling through dyed ash and an ebony fretboard with Abalone shell makers.


American White Ash through neck 25 inch scale length
Ebony fretboard with abalone shell markers
Inlaid marquetry maple slide markers
52mm carved bone nut
Gotoh 510 tuning pegs
Bareknuckle hand wound BlueNote bridge humbucker sized P90
550k tone and volume controls
Mineral oil capacitor
Graphite shielded control and pickup cavity
Barrel jack socket
Chrome plated brass tail piece and bridge
11 – 49 D’Addario XL half wound strings ENR370
Tweed hard case

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