SX Lap 3 Lap Steel

  • A full size, 36 fret, lap steel guitar
  • Basswood body and neck

  • One piece neck-through design

  • Single coil pickup
  • One volume control and one tone control

  • Includes carry bag and glass slide
  • Qty Price: $99.95

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    This full size basswood body lap steel features 36 frets and offers a single coil pickup for clear and bright sound. It is perfect for Blues, Rock, Hawaiian, Country, Bluegrass, and Western Swing. This lap steel includes a convenient carry bag and glass side to it's ready to start playing as soon as you receive it . The strings are spaced widely, with 3/8" between each one. This makes it very easy and enjoyable to play. The single coil pickup has 8K ohm resistance.
  • Overall length: 33 1/8"
  • Body length: 12 7/8""
  • Scale length: 22 3/4"
  • Width at lower bout: 8 1/4"
  • Width at upper bout: 5 7/8"
  • Width at the nut: 2" at the 12th fret: 2 1/4"
  • String spacing at the nut 5/16" (1 3/4" overall)
  • String spacing at the bridge 3/8" (2" overall)
  • Body thickness: 1 5/8"
  • Body width at lower bout: 7 1/8" upper: 5 3/4"
  • String sizes: .011, .015,.022w,.028,.036,.052

    Wiring Info

  • Q: Are hard cases available for this instrument?
    A: Yes! To see the suggested hard case for any item listed at, simply put that item into the shopping cart. The suggested hard case will then appear if one is available.

    Q: How do you tune it?
    A: The lap steel comes from the factory tuned to Open G (D-G-D-G-B-D). Blues and Rock players tend to favor Open G and Open A. Open A raises each of the notes a whole-step (2 frets) to E-A-E-A-C#-E. Open D and Open E are also commonly used. Open D is tuned D-A-D-F#-A-D, and open E is a whole-step higher: E-B-E-G#-B-E. Joe Perry of Aerosmith uses Open E on his electric lap steel. David Lindley is another player who uses transposed variations of these tunings. Bluegrass and Country Dobro players tend to favor an altered G tuning, often called "High-G", where the 6th string is tuned up to "G" instead of down to "D", and the 5th string is also tuned up, to B: G-B-D-G-B-D. They also sometimes raise it up to "High-A": A-C#-E-A-C#-E.