Cajon Drum Shop

Jug Band Acoustic Lap Steel

We have been working on this for a few weeks and this is the first one we have completed.


In the traditional jug band/home made style instruments, the guitar is very simple and no frills.It is an acoustic lap steel guitar and it sound great.

We made this one out of 3mm Birch ply with an Ash head and purpleheart bridge. It has some internal strapping to give it strength and a solid block of Ash at the top and bottom to balance it.

It is about 100mm deep and has got an incredible amount of sustain for a jug band instrument.


lapsteelplaying.jpgWe have strung it with dobro strings and it has a deep and rich tone.

I've never played a lap steel before but with the help of youtube I am eager to get started with some practising.

I think it is going to fit in very well with our Jug Band songs and be an excellent addition to the sounds of the Cajon and Rumba Box.

So as soon as I can bash out a tune on it we will make some recordings and videos.

In the mean time if you are interested in owning one like this send me a message and I will let you know who long it will take us to make.lapsteelslider.jpg


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