This full size American swamp ash body lap steel features 36 frets and offers a single coil P90 pickup for clear and bright sound.  It is perfect for Blues, Rock, Hawaiian, Country, Bluegrass, and Western Swing. The instrument has a built in stand adapter that allows the artist to quickly and easily set the lap steel on a stand, or if preferred, quickly remove the stand for playing on your lap.  The strings are spaced widely, with 3/8" between each one. This makes it very easy and enjoyable to play.  This item includes stand and padded carry bag!


  • Overall length: 36 1/2"
  • Body length: 13"
  • Scale length: 24 3/4"
  • Width at lower bout: 8 3/4"
  • Width at upper bout: 6 9/16"
  • Body length 13 3/4"
  • Width at the nut: 2 5/16"
  • Width at the 12th fret: 2 5/8"
  • Width at the 20th fret 2 7/8"
  • Body thickness: 1"
  • String spacing at the nut: 1/4" (2 1/16" overall)
  • String spacing at the bridge 3/8" (2 3/4" overall)
  • Distance between the bridge and the end of the body: 1 3/4"
  • String sizes: .010,.015,.017,.022w,.028,.032,.038,.052


Q: What tuning does this lap steel use?

A: The Lap 8 Steel is shipped with E9 Tuning (G#2, B2, D3, E3, F#3, G#3, B3, E4)

Additional strings on your guitar means even greater tuning potential. With the additional strings, you can minimize the number of slants you have to play to get your guitar to match the song's harmonies. Here are some suggested tunings for eight-string steel guitars. A6 Tuning: 1. E 2. C# 3. A 4.F# 5.E 6. C# 7.A 8.F#

This is a very popular tuning, used by Herb Remington among others.

C6/Am7 Tuning: 1.G 2.E 3.C 4.A 5.G 6.E 7.C 8.A E13 Tuning: (as used by Leon McAuliffe) 1.E 2.C# 3.B 4.G# 5.F# 6.D 7.G# 8.E C6/FMaj9 Tuning: 1. E 2. C 3. A 4.F 5.E 6. C 7.A 8.F C13 Tuning: (as used by Junior Brown) 1.G 2.E 3.C 4.A 5.G 6.E 7.C 8.Bb Seven String C Diatonic Tuning (as used by Jerry Byrd): 1.E 2.C 3.B 4.A 5.G 6.F 7.E Expanded E7 Tuning: 1.E 2.B 3.G# 4.E 5.D 6.B 7. G# 8.E Bob Lee's New Hawaiian Tuning: 1.E 2.D 3.C# 4.A 5.F# 6.D 7.B 8.A MDFried's E6 tuning: 1.E 2.C# 3.B 4.G# 5.E 6.C# 7.B 8.E Bob Lee's E6 tuning: 1.G# 2.E 3.C# 4.B 5.G# 6.E 7.D 8.B Andrew Waegel's 

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  • SX Lap 8 Ash NA 8 String Lap Steel Guitar w/Stand and Bag
  • Nat
Made In
  • China
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Number of Strings
  • 8-String

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