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Developed as an electric version of the traditional Acoustic Hawaiian Steel guitar and Dobro/National Resophonic Guitar the Lap Steel falls into two historical genres - country music, specifically Texas Swing music, and Electric Hawaiian music. That said, the lap steel has found its way into many popular genres incuding rock and roll. Who can forget the great sound of "Sleepwalk," though played by many of the guitar greats over the years, Santo and Johnny made the lap steel guitar tune a rock and roll hit in 1959.
The electric lap steel usually has 6 strings, like its acoustic cousin though, many follow-on steels increased the number of strings up to 13 strings. The main distinctives of the lap steel, rather than its cousins the acoustic steel or pedal steel guitars, is that the lap steel is very basic. A slab of timber usually alder or ash species, tuning machines fixed at one end and a very powerful single-coil pickup at the other. The bell-like tones that are naturally produced by the powerful pickup and resonant tonewood give the lap steel astonishingly powerful and long sustain.
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