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Lap Slide Steel Guitar DIY KIT 6 String 23 Scale Made in USA GeorgeBoards #011 $599.97

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Lap Steel Guitar 22.5 Scale Conversion RetroFit Kits Nut-Bridge-FretBoard

c6 six string nut

c6 six string retrofit bridge

Several Import Lap Steel Guitars Sell on eBay under the Brand Names including Rogue Rosetti Artisan. 

These lap steel guitars are 21 scale with low quality normal Guitar bridge Saddles and Formed Plastic nuts with normal guitar spacings.

GeorgeBoards manufacturing has created a DIY KIT to convert your import lap steel guitar into a playable 22.5" scale with string spacing and height found on Professionally Made Modern Slide Steel Guitars.

The C6 - A6 Kit includes a 3D Printed Carbon Fiber or Stainless Steel Polymer Composite - 1/2" Tall Nut Bridge - 11/32 Nut - 3/8 Bridge spacings VGrooves for string gauges .038 - .014 and a Black peel n stick 22.5" scale Fretboard pre cut to fit the above mentioned Brands.

The Open E - D Kit includes a 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Polymer Composite - 1/2" Tall Nut Bridge - 3/8 Nut - .390 Bridge spacings VGrooves for string gauges .056 - .013 and a Black peel n stick 22.5" scale Fretboard pre cut to fit the above mentioned Brands.

It takes only an hour or so - hand tools a battery drill - tape measure to quickly convert your new steel guitar into a professional paying and sounding instrument with our RetroFit Kit

1  To make the RetroFit you remove the strings - plastic nut - guitar saddles - plastic fretboard.

2  Remove the Screws and save them from the metal piece under the saddles.

3  Move the metal piece back to the edge of the end of the guitar. Blue Tape it to the edge to hold it in place.

4  Use your tape measure to place the New Nut and Bridge temporarily - use the new fretboard to help place the nut.

5  Make sure the Bridge is in front of the 3  screws at the back of the guitar not on top of them.

6  Blue tape everything for temporary alignment. Tweak all of this until it lays out nicely.

7  Mark where the Bridge hold down holes are going to go through the metal plate and into the wood below.

8  Remove the metal plate and drill holes through it on a separate area so not to drill into the guitar.

9  Return the metal plate and attach it to the guitar with the 3 little screws and 2 or the larger screws in their original holes except in their new positions.       

10 Use 2 of the original larger screws to fill the holes in front of the metal plate.

11 Use your tape measure to place the nut and bridge at 22.5" - Blue tape both.

12 Use #4 X 3/4" Sheet Metal Screws to hold down the Nut and Bridge at 22.5"  Make sure the fretboard fits in front of the metal pickguard plate. Measure multiple times before drilling.

13 Make sure the little ground wire is under the metal plate you moved back. The plate is your string receiver.

14 Fill the holes from the plastic fretboard with chalk - putty  - spackle - whatever.

15 Clean off any debris or oils with rubbing alcohol and peel n stick down the new fretboard.

16 Replace the original strings with new gauged strings for your choice of tuning the VGrooves will fit lighter and heavier gauges. 

17 Remember this:

  • for the C6 - A6  tuning  Spacings 11/32 nut - 3/8 Bridge VGrooves for .038 - .014 gauges or similar.
  • for the Open E - D tuning Spacings 3/8 nut - .390 Bridge VGrooves for .056 - .013 gauges or similar.

18 Bring it up to pitch and adjust the pickup height to taste.

Parts made to order.
Allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.
Not sure how to complete your order?
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22.5" Retrofit Conversion Kit Black with White Rectangles Fretboard with 6 string nut and bridge.


22.5" Retrofit Conversion Kit Black with White Rectangles
retro carbon nut bridge retro stainless steel nut bridge
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22.5" Retrofit Conversion Kit White with Black Rectangles Fretboard with 6 string nut and bridge.


22.5" Retrofit Conversion Kit White with Black Rectangles
retro carbon nut bridge retro stainless steel nut bridge
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22.5" Retrofit Conversion Kit Black with Islander Markers Fretboard with 6 string nut and bridge.


22.5" Retrofit Conversion Kit Black with Islander Markers
retro carbon nut bridge retro stainless steel nut bridge
Carbon Fiber or Stainless Steel

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22.5" Retrofit Conversion Kit White with Islander Markers Fretboard with 6 string nut and bridge.


22.5" Retrofit Conversion Kit White with Islander Markers
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Import RetroFit DIY A-La-Cart Kits.

Super easy with our 3D printed nuts, bridges, and a Peel-N-Stick fretboard of your choice.

Upgrade your existing Imported lap steel (Rogue, Artisan, etc.) to a professional sounding and playing instrument with simple tools.

You can simply improve your 21" scale or readjust to 22.5" scale.

Choose a new fretboard from our parts page.

Watch a video to hear the sound quality in the side bar (right) on this web page or on Youtube.

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2.5" length X .5" width X .42" height with 2.25" opening for metal of your choice. (recommended as 6 string Import RetroFit nut)

3d printed nut carbon infused nylon
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2.75" length X .5" width X .42" height with 2.5" opening for metal of your choice. (recommended as 6 string Import RetroFit bridge)

3d printed nut carbon reinforced nylon
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2.5" length X .5" width X .42" height with 2.25" long brass. (recommended as 6 string Import RetroFit nut)

3d printed nut with brass carbon reinforced nylon
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2.75" length X .5" width X .42" height with 2.5" long brass. (recommended as 6 string Import RetroFit bridge)

3d printed nut with brass carbon reinforced nylon
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RetroFit photos.

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21" scale

rogue retrofit

22.5" scale

rogue retrofit

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3D Printed Pre-Notched Nut and Bridge Sets

6 string versions will fit many imports.

Right and Left hand versions.

Notched for string spacing and gauge depths

100% infill.

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4 fliament materials to choose from:
1) Carbon Fiber PLA
2) Stainless Steel PLA
3) Conductive Graphene Infused PLA
4) Premium HTPLA (heat treatable)

$24.99 USD per set, includes shipping worldwide.

Specify filament choice when ordering.
Parts made to order.
Allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.
Not sure how to complete your order?
email for help -
info@georgeboards.com

Nut and Bridge dimensions, string spacings, and gauges:

3d printed nut and bridge sets

6 string nut Open E - .375 (3/8) spaced, approximate gauges - .055 to .013 (fat to thin).

and

6 string bridge Open E - .390 (standard guitar pickup spacing) approximate gauges - .055 to .013 (fat to thin).

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$24.99 USD per set, includes shipping worldwide.

6 string nut C6 tuning - .340 (11/32) spaced, approximate gauges - .038 to .014 (fat to thin).

and

6 string bridge C6 tuning - .375 (3/8) spaced, approximate gauges - .038 to .014 (fat to thin).

c6 six string nut

c6 six string retrofit bridge

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Material

$24.99 USD per set, includes shipping worldwide.


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