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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Wondering if anyone has made one of these. It looks like a relatively easy project, and I sure like the sound of them. Thinking that this thing is going on my list of fun to-do projects.
On a side note... I replied to a Craigslist ad for an electric guitar today. Planned on using it for parts for this project. However, after telling me when he'd be home, he never answered my emails for his address. I think he figured out that his price was exceptionally low.
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Here's a link to what looks like a pretty comprehensive set of instructions, including a line drawing and list of parts, for building a lap steel guitar. I'm trying to teach myself how to play one - chronic tendonitis in my left thumb has really restricted my guitar playing in recent years - and would love to build one if I just had the time. I actually have the slab of rock maple needed lying in my wood rack

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The first pdf of plans in this link is the one I'm likely to build. Bluestem Strings BEGINNERS GUIDE TO LAP STEEL CONSTRUCTION
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