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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by bottomfeeder, Jan 16, 2021.
That case is the frggin bomb!
That’s great to know, Thanks!
Anyone know the history of these?
Here's a link to a page on this model and previous incarnations at Silvertone World. Click on the Sears catalog for images from catalogs from 1958-1968.
New Kay day. Check out this little sweetheart.
Love the headstock and pickguard
My late '50s Kay Calypso and Kay/ Sherwood Deluxe steel.
That's a beautiful steel. Do you play?
Thanx, yeah i play them all.
I wasn't trying to be an arse. It's just that I'm interested in getting into lap steel playing and wanted to ask for some jnsights.
Cool, me neither, ask away
What terrible ending, sorry to hear that.
Thanks. First, anything to look for or avoid when purchasing one used?
Next, any recommendations for online tutorials or tabs?
They're kinda like any other guitar when buying used, condition is everything, some of them are super old though and have issues like weak magnets in the pickups so, low output. Some of the cheapo new one's are pretty bad so I'd go with a mid grade from a good brand myself, Epiphone and Gretsch make good one's. As for instructional material, do you have a style you're interested in? There are several tunings that are used so it would help to pick one and stick with it till you learn, once you decide on a tuning you can search around. I started with the same open D/E that i was using for bottleneck and transferred alot of licks to the steel when i started.
Americana stuff. So I guess I'd say country blues
You could try a major chord tuning on a regular guitar first and see how you like it. Alot of slide and steel gets played in D, low to high DADF#AD, here's how it sounds.
They sell hawaiian nut adapters for regular guitars, so if you have an extra you can set it up for lap.
Thanks for the advice. I'm trying to jump off the guitar excess bandwagon and am down 1 electric and 1 acoustic. If I ever finish my Kay Speed King restoration, I may put a raised nut on it.
Really beautiful playing brother. That's a nice arrangement.
Is this you? What guitar? Sounds great.