Like so many I have been through a few lap steels around this price range. The quality fit and finish on this guitar is really nice. The fretboard is easy to see. Most of all the sound quality is really good with the P90. It has nice sustain. I really enjoy playing it. Any level musician will find it a keeper. Great fast service from Rondo Music.
Greetings Kurt; I just opened my SX lap steel with pickup and I have to tell you. I could not be any happier! What a wonderful deal, The sound is just what I was after and the feel of it is Great. Not to mention it looks sexy as hell. even my wife thought so. I know people like to write to companies and bitch about this and that so I thought that you would like to get an email from a true Rondo SX fan. This is the 2nd instrument that I bought from you guys and with the exception of some minor tuner issues on the 1st one I am totally pleased. I'm on a very tight budget and it is so nice to find equipment of this quality for such a great price. You guys rock! I would like to buy the stand for the steel as soon as it is available. So keep up the great deals and many thanks, Peace, -Kenn Lynn
Just received my SX lap steel. Let me start off by saying I have quite a collection of guitars including some high end non-pedal steels and laps. My expectations were not very high for the price I paid, but I bought this from many recommendations on the “Steel Guitar Forum”. The case alone is worth the price of admission. The guitar- is an above average instrument! What a little gem!! I initially bought this as a “beater”, but I will be playing gigs with it! Thanks again Steve Secord
I have one of your SX lap steels and an Agile 3000, grat stuff! Below is a link to a song I did. Also, if anyone needs any instruction, I created a whole page of 6 string lap tabs with sound files so you can hear what they should sound like: Tab Instruction Feel free to point any of your customers to my site for free instruction or just to see what a lap steel can do. I’ve get a lot of hits from the telecaster and Stratocaster forums for regular guitar pickers looking to get started on lap steel. Greg Cutshaw
Hello Kurt, Last year I ordered an AL-3010 gold top and an ash/P90 lap steel, and really love both instruments. I recently finished a 2 DVD set on C6 lap steel using the SX lap steel for all the audio and video, and just wanted to send you a link to the video. I've been thrilled with the tone of the instrument, and it seems that others dig it too so far! Please feel free to repost the video if you like: Thanks for making SX guitars available. I dig! best regards joe dochtermann
Q: How do you tune it?
A: The lap steel comes from the factory tuned to Open G (D-G-D-G-B-D). However, unlike most any other lap steel available, this model comes with an ADJUSTABLE BRIDGE, which means a variety of tunings are possible. 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.