If you’re looking for an instrument with a difference, the Lap Steel and Resonator (often referred to as a Dobro) are ideal choices. Both are performed horizontally, come with either 6 or 8 strings and deliver a unique metallic tone.
With a long history, these were first produced in the 1800s in Hawaii. They continue to be popular among famous artists, with their acoustics well-loved for their diversity and unique look.
A point of difference in the lap steel guitar is its square neck, and it's also available in a more conventional round-necked style. Both are relatively easy to play, and your first song can be learned quickly. As with trying anything new, however, it requires practice.
While wood is a common choice, the body can also be made from metal or other materials.
Amplifying Sound with Resonator and Lap Slide Guitars
Refresh the intonation of the music you create with the inspired tones that are amplified by these instruments. Originally designed to be louder than other alternatives before amps existed, the Dobro is augmented by the alloy speaker cone that's most often highly decorated with art deco designs.
Stocking Authentic Brands for Playing the Blues
Capture the twangy sounds of the blues, country or bluegrass music when performing with these authentic favourites. Many tuning systems are available, but most are tuned open; for example, G: D–G–D–G–B–D or A: E–A–E–A–C♯–E (the traditional Hawaiian tuning).