I know there has been some discussion about the stage one pedal steel guitar. This is the Encore model made by the same person. It offers triple raise triple lower with split tuning and it's available with 4 Pedals & 5 knee levers. I have bought one for my son for Christmas to use in his school instrumental music class. He is playing through a 1978 twin that's been split with a 15 inch Black Widow speaker.