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 #137719  by playingdead
 Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:38 pm
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:

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Guess I'd better starting learning some open tunings.


http://www.fretboardjournal.com/blog/sc ... eel-guitar
 #137720  by tcsned
 Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:32 pm
I've been drooling over those since he started posting pics on his FB page. I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks. I've got a mid 50s Gibson Century and a less nice Kay from the same period. There a lot of fun. Are you gonna run it through your Fractal Jerry rig? Post some clips!
 #137723  by ebick
 Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:37 pm
That is sweet lookin'. Love to hear some clips.
 #137727  by tcsned
 Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:56 am
Here's the Kay (I found this pic on the intarwebs, mine os a lot more "used") - looks to be the same pickup, does Lollar make 'em set up like that or did Scott customize it? I'd like to gut mine and rewire it as it's getting kinda old and noisy and the pickup is kinda weak.

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 #137733  by tcsned
 Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:52 pm
A little pricey but Lollar stuff kicks ass. I'll have to look into it, thanks!