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I Call Her Angel .. An Art Deco Themed Lap Steel


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Here is a sweet one I just finished up, I call her Angel.

 

Some basic specs

24.5" scale

Quilted maple and figured Sapele body

Gold mother of pearl inlay

custom matching wood pickup rings, knobs, and control cover

BG-Pups A3 Rock Wind Tele set

4 way rotary pickup switching

Duesenberg multibender bridge

Hipshot locking tuners

slip-stone / Derlin nut

3/8" string spacing at the nut

Hand rubbed Tru Oil finish

And a generous amount of love

 

She also has a new custom case from Kevin Hatton coming and I'll make sure to get some pics of Kevins fine work too.

 

I need to get some better pics, but here are a couple that are not too bad for now.

 

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Thanks all :)

 

How long did it take you to build it?

Longer than I'll admit too ;)

What really ate up the time was all the little details like matching wood pickup rings, knobs, control cover, and the nickel silver Deco style neck pickup cover ... and not to mention cutting up all the pearl for it too.

 

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Thanks again everyone :)

 

... I'm curious about the Duesenberg multibender bridge and what it does.

Where can I get more info about it?

Those Dusenberg multibender bridges are coming out of Germany from Rockinger. Each lever can raise or lower the pitch by up to 2 halftones. They are not cheap and depending on the conversion rate, run around $350 shipped.

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Thanks again everyone
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Those Dusenberg multibender bridges are coming out of Germany from
Rockinger
. Each lever can raise or lower the pitch by up to 2 halftones. They are not cheap and depending on the conversion rate, run around $350 shipped.

Thanks. Was wondering about their range. If they work, I would not expect them to be cheap.

Seems like technique might be difficult to master, thats a lot going on with the right hand.

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Appreciate the kind words all! I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be able to create them :)

 

You even made the pickup covers?

Yes, that cover design originally came out of a need of necessity on an 8 string build a while back. I wanted to use Tele style pups on my Junkyard Dog prototype, but no one makes 8 string Tele pickup parts. What I ended up doing was making the bobbins myself and sent them off to BG to wind. For the neck cover, I ended up piecing together a couple 6 string covers and figured the Deco look would be nice for this build.

 

Here is the one I made for the 8 string Junkyard Dog set.

 

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