My buddy Scott Walker builds this cool lap - console slide guitar called The Araya that was inspired by steel guitars from the 40s... normally his guitars are a one year wait but he's had this one put aside for a bit and offered it up today. I couldn't resist. Even though it's a righty -- he's putting a lefty nut on it for me -- I think it's actually more intuitive to play it lefty as the tone and volume controls are where you don't have to reach across the strings to get at them.
Has a Lollar Supro pickup, an Eastern hard rock maple body, a carbon reinforced beam running down the neck, hardshell case, vinyl custom cover and even removable telescoping steel legs to play it sitting down.
Steve Kimock plays one of these guitars and loves it.
Check it out:
Guess I'd better starting learning some open tunings.http://www.fretboardjournal.com/blog/sc ... eel-guitar