October 2020

 

Lap Steel

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Reader Guitar of the Month: Scrap Steel

November 24, 2019
A sound designer decides to build an electric baritone lap steel out of discarded timber and leftover guitar parts.
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Duesenberg

Duesenberg Releases the Alamo Lap Steel

June 26, 2019
It's equipped with the company's Multibender and the onboard Easy-Shift Capo.
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Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

March 6, 2019
A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.
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Quick Hit: Asher Electro Hawaiian Junior Lap Steel Review

December 27, 2018
A value-packed option from a world-class builder.
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Larkin Poe: Sisters in Sound

December 3, 2018
Rebecca and Megan Lovell expand their musical boundaries while stripping down their delivery on Venom & Faith.
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Asher Guitars

Asher Introduces the Electro Hawaiian Junior Lap Steel

October 8, 2018
The revamped lap steel features lightweight African mahogany and a neck-through-body construction.
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Jerry Douglas: Stirring the Gumbo

October 19, 2017
Backed by an ace horn section and a killer band, the resonator master serves up a daring fusion of jazz, rock, and bluegrass on his new album, What If.
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Rig Rundown: Robert Randolph [2017]

July 5, 2017
The king of jam-band steel gives us an exclusive tour of his high-powered signature amp, his 12-string setup, and a few of his favorite pedals.
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NAMM '17 - Asher Guitars Vintage Series T Deluxe and Lap Steel Demos

February 15, 2017
California luthier Bill Asher debuts two extraordinarily lightweight and resonant designs with "roasted" wood from Tempered Tonewoods.
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Staff Picks: Pedal Power

July 10, 2016
The pedal steel is a beautiful thing. The Record Company’s Chris Vos joins us in naming pedal-steel recordings that stole our hearts.
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Hand Jive! Master the Fundamentals of Lap Steel

July 2, 2016
A crash course in the fundamentals of lap-steel guitar: bar control, muting, intonation, slurs, and vibrato.
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Epiphone

Epiphone Releases the Electar Inspired by "1939" Century Lap Steel

December 17, 2015
A reissue of the Art Deco-styled Hawaiian lap steel guitar originally designed by Herb Sunshine.
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AJ Ghent’s Stand-Up Steel

August 13, 2015
From sanctified beginnings to high-energy secular soul, this steel guitarist forged his own way.
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The Word: The Long-Awaited Return of a Roots-Rock Supergroup

May 28, 2015
Slide masters Robert Randolph and Luther Dickinson discuss Soul Food, the Word’s first release in 14 years.
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Pedal Steel

Pedal to the Metal: A Short History of the Pedal Steel Guitar

February 17, 2015
Trace the evolution of the planet’s most mechanical—and for some, most mysterious—stringed instrument.
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Scott Walker Unveils New Araya Lap Steel Guitar

Scott Walker Unveils New Araya Lap Steel Guitar

March 29, 2013
Scott Walker Guitars unveils a new 6-string slide guitar.
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Krusa Guitars

Krusa Guitars

May 11, 2012
With more than 20 years of guitar- building experience now under his belt, Krusa has become a formidable presence in the world of custom acoustics.
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NAMM '12 Moog Lap Steel and Custom Guitar Demos

January 31, 2012
http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Moog booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Moog's Lap Steel and Custom guitars.


For more NAMM 2012 video demos or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1500 other videos online, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com/video
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Asher Guitars

Asher Guitars

November 15, 2011
Asher''s line includes three lap steel models and three guitar models.
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Late-1950s Rickenbacker Console 518 Triple-Neck Steel Guitar

Late-1950s Rickenbacker Console 518 Triple-Neck Steel Guitar

August 17, 2010
Often referred to as “The Frying Pan,” Rickenbacker’s—Ro-Pat-In Corporation—1932 A-25 Electro Hawaiian Guitar was one of the first commercially available electric guitars.
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