Ok, I have always been fascinated by pedal steel. I've also heard the old adage if you always want a gig, play pedal steel. Anyways, I think I want to try it. I have played slide guitar since I saw Bonnie Raitt in 1971. I have a 6 string lap slide I play a lot and of course my reso for bottleneck. I have played around with C6 tuning on it, but mostly play it it open G or open D. So I don't have any problems with intonation using a slide or bar, or with using finger picks or muting. So, what is it going to cost me to get a PSG? I've read about a Carter Starter, but it seems like they are out of business. Then I heard of Stage One, but their website says they are not taking any orders in the foreseeable future. I was hoping to keep it around$1,000 or even less would be nice. Any words of wisdom?