GeorgeBoards™ Lap Steel Guitars for the Stars

Lap Steel Guitar Parts

Purchase parts to build your own Lap Steel Guitar.

email: information@georgeboards.com For more information

Kits | Bodies | Router Templates | Fretboards | Nuts & Bridges | Fixtures | Pickups | Stands | Rickenbacher substitute plates



Kits

New Lap Style Kits available with or without edgeband channel.

Starting at $150 plus shipping

Various pickup pockets to choose from.

AAA Poplar Wood CNC Routed - rear control pocket with cover plate. Takes Tint and Stain well, Raw Clear Lacquer will look great too.

I've done all of the critical work for you.

The pickup pocket shown below is 1.25" wide and 4.25" long .150 deep -- set up for 1/2" tall pickup. 1/2" tall Bridge

It is perfect for 22.5 or 23 scale set ups. You can get longer scales on this body.

We sell all of the other parts to complete this if you want them - sold separately Ala Carte.

You can get parts from me or any other resource, typically it runs $300 to $600 for every thing depends on what you choose.

eMailinformation@georgeboards.com for ordering and international shipping rates -- Email information@georgeboards.com for availability and invoice.

mill sample full

mill sample full

mill sample full

mill sample full

mill sample full

mill sample full

mill sample full


eMail information@georgeboards.com for ordering and international shipping rates -- Email information@georgeboards.com for availability and invoice.

 

New 2014 - Veneer kits are available. See the demo video.

full koa veneer kit

outside veneer in place

side veneer

side veneer


Bodies

We can provide you with: full size body with control pot cavity and cover plate. 6.25" Wide and 34.5" Long   Handles 22.5 -23- 24.5 inch Scales - 6-7-8 Strings - Pickup Pocket 4" X 1.75" X 3/8"

$160.00 + Shipping

This is a Typical AAA Poplar Body Blank  1.75" Thickness - 1.25" Control pocket depth -- These Sell faster than we can make them  Deposit is a good idea. 

We select only the best woods available. Custom Wood choices subject to availability and pricing.

Please Email information@georgeboards.com to discuss your  Budget

eMail information@georgeboards.com for ordering and international shipping rates -- Email information@georgeboards.com for availability and invoice.

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lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank


We can provide a Narrow 5.25" X 34.5"  1.75" Thickness Body Blank designed for direct out to foot volume. Handles 22.5 -23- 24.5 inch Scales - 6-7-8 Strings.

4 X 1.75 Pickup Pocket or without pickup pocket, Cooder Caster Pickup pocket is available too. 

$140.00 + Shipping

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lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank


NEW Rock It! ™ body blanks. 7.5" X 36.5"  with 1.75" Thickness Poplar Blank designed for direct out to foot volume. Handles 22.5 -23- 24.5 inch Scales - 6-7-8 Strings.

4 X 1.75 Pickup Pocket or without pickup pocket, Cooder Caster Pickup pocket is available too. 

$150.00 + Shipping

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lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank
lap steel guitar body blank


Deluxe 8 Retro-master™ body blank

CNC machine Routed for Pickup Pocket Dual SMaster Style Pickups and Control Pocket.
Ready for your finishing touches.

The body in the photo has already been sold. We no longer offer the KOA trim pieces. Covers for pickup and tone control chambers are included, but will be made from other materials.

email information@georgeboards.com for more information or invoice

retromaster kit




HeadStock Router Template for an 8 String Lap Steel Guitar - 1/4" thick Acrylic Laser Cut CNC.
Use 2 sided tape to press it down , and go at it with your Trim Router and a Follow Pattern Bit.
This is the same Engineered Head Stock Shape we use on out Non Pedal Steels,
it is designed for Nearly Straight Pulls from your nut to Tuner Peg Poles.

(Allow 1-2 weeks for creation and shipping. These are MADE TO ORDER.)

$31.00usd

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headstock jig


International Shipping is extra. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with adjusted price.

 

Router Template for Dual 8 Pole StringMaster Style PickUp Pocket on your DIY Build.
1/4" thick clear plexi 8X6 outer dimensions with a 4.25" X 2.50" Pocket Size.
2 side tape it down and use your trim router with a pattern follow bit to create a pocket
for a set of 8 pole Stringmaster type Pickups in the Face of your DIY Build.

(Allow 1-2 weeks for creation and shipping. These are MADE TO ORDER.)

$31.00usd

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router jig for stringmaster style pickup pocket


International Shipping is extra. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with adjusted price.


Hello from GeorgeBoards Steel Guitars. We have added to our parts for sale some really nice Fretboards 22.5, 23, 24.5, 25, 26, scales with and without position markers.

No more need for scale calculators, and measuring we have placed a hair line on each end to show you exacting placement of the Nut and Bridge
, also a center line registration mark to help too.

As with every thing we do , I've paid the big bucks to design and produce a super high quality item. Perfect for the Final FretBoards on your project , Low Priced - you can get several to use on your proto types before you use the good wood. These are Peel-N-Stick, they are made by a high tech company that specializes in Outdoor Advertizing that you might see on an Auto or Bus Wraps, those large outdoor billboards and so on. The Inks are UV protected long life with a clear coat that is also every thing resistant. Professional backing allows you to press these down with an expired Gift-Credit Card without bubbles-stretching etc.

These are 4" wide and you use a straight edge and utility knife to trim the long side to what ever you desire. 6 string 8 string 10 string --tapered - straight.

Super Low Pricing on White and Black with and without circle markers. $10.00 USD Each $3.00 USD shipping within USA.

Super Low Pricing on Deluxe with card markers. $12.00 USD Each $3.00 USD shipping within USA.

International: $10 USD for International shipping.

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.

Shipping Charge will be included in your paypal payment.

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Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 22" scale fretboard. White with black lines.
deluxe fretboard white with black lines

 22" Deluxe white with red & black markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 22.5" scale fretboard. Black with abalone lines and markers.
deluxe fretboard black with abalone lines and markers

 22.5" Deluxe Black with abalone lines and markers.

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Peel-n-stick 22.5" scale fretboard. Black with white markers.
fretboard black with white markers

 22.5" Black with white markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 22.5" scale fretboard. White with black lines.
deluxe fretboard white with black lines

 22.5" Deluxe white with red & black markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 22.5" scale fretboard. Black with white lines.
deluxe fretboard black with white lines

 22.5" Deluxe black with red & white markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 22.5" scale fretboard. Black with white lines and rectangle markers
deluxe fretboard black with white lines and rectangle markers

 22.5" Deluxe black & white markers with rectangle markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 23" scale fretboard. Black with white lines.
deluxe fretboard black with white lines

  23" Deluxe black with red & white markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 23" scale fretboard. Black with white lines and rectangle markers.
deluxe fretboard black with white lines and rectangle markers

 23" Deluxe black & white markers with rectangle markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 23" scale fretboard. White with black lines and rectangle markers.
deluxe fretboard - white with black lines and rectangle markers

 23" Deluxe white with black rectangle markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Peel-n-stick 23" scale fretboard. White with black lines and markers.
fretboard - white with black lines and markers

 23" White with black lines and markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 24" scale fretboard. Black with white lines and rectangle markers.
deluxe fretboard black with white lines and rectangle markers

 24" Deluxe black & white markers with rectangle markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 24.25" scale fretboard. Black with white lines.
peel-n-stick deluxe 24.5 inch scale fretboard black with white lines

 24.25" Deluxe black with red & white markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 24.25" scale fretboard. White with black lines.
peel-n-stick deluxe 24.5 inch scale fretboard black with white lines

 24.25" Deluxe white with red & black markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 24.5" scale fretboard. Black with white lines.
peel-n-stick deluxe 24.5 inch scale fretboard black with white lines

 24.5" Deluxe black with red & white markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 24.5" scale fretboard. White with black lines.
peel-n-stick deluxe 24.5 inch scale fretboard black with white lines

 24.5" Deluxe white with red & black markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 24.5" scale fretboard. Black with white lines and rectangle markers.
peel-n-stick deluxe 24.5 inch scale fretboard black with white lines and rectangle markers

 24.5" Deluxe black & white markers with rectangle markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - Deluxe peel-n-stick 25" scale fretboard. Black with white lines.
peel-n-stick deluxe 25 inch scale fretboard black with white lines

 25" Deluxe black with red & white markers

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.



Below - 22.5 scale white with black lines with and without markers
fretboards plain and with markers

22.5" White with black lines (no markers)

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


 22.5" White with black markers

shipping options

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Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - 24.5 scale white with black lines with and without markers
fretboards plain and with markers

 24.5" White with black lines (no markers)

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


 24.5" White with black markers

shipping options

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Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Below - 25 scale white with black lines with and without markers
fretboards plain and with markers

 25" White with black lines (no markers)

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


 25" White with black markers

shipping options

Below - 26 scale white with black lines with and without markers
fretboards plain and with markers

 26" White with black lines (no markers)

shipping options

International:  Click "Shipping Options" To Avoid Delay or Cancel

Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


 26" White with black markers

shipping options

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Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.



Let's say you want a thicker fret board - Simply apply to a wood - plastic - metal substrate and -Presto!

We can make custom position markers, back ground colors, visual textures, anything that can be graphically designed in Illustrator and Photoshop, the possibilities are endless.

Pricing for custom designs are very reasonable.



Below are some photos of completed projects:

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Very nicely done 22.5 with Palm Pedals and Alumitone pickup purchased from GeorgeBoards.

A peel n stick Fretboard with plexi cover on 6 String Lap.


Kit including lazer etched fretboard.



Kit including lexan printed fretboard.

kit photo with lexan printed fretboard

A peel-n-stick printed fretboard used for 6 string project.

kit photo with lexan printed fretboard

A peel-n-stick fretboard used with Alumitone PU on a console kit, including nut, bridge, legs, tuners and control pots. "Shotgun Red by Dennis"

kit photo with peel-n-stick printed fretboard and Alumitone PU on a console kit, including nut, bridge, legs, tuners and control pots

Milled Brass - 6.75" length Raw Cut - $30 - Email information@georgeboards.com for invoice and shipping rates

milled brass end

milled brass

shippping options

Angle Brass 7 inches long. 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/8 Thickness 10.00 + shipping included in the payment options listed below.

Lowest Cost to you -- Simply cut to your lengths for both Nut and Bridge

Clean Up with a file and Steel Wool or 1000 git sand paper. This material is easy to drill holes for hold down screws and to add V Grooves for your strings as you choose your spacing. Our String Spacing fixture shown below makes this very easy and accurate.

Team this angle with our peel n stick fretboards that all have thin lines for exact placement of Nut and Bridge for instant lap steel guitar on any plank of wood or other material. No need for measuring tapes or rulers.

brass for nut and bridge 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/8

brass for nut and bridge 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/8

brass for nut and bridge 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/8

Brass Angle with USA Shipping 14.00 total

Brass Angle with International Shipping 24.00 total

shipping options

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Shipping is combined on purchase of multiple fretboards. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with discounted price.


Non-Pedal DIY Nuts and Bridges Brass Round Bar Stock
We now have

3/8" diameter 3" long pre cut and cleaned up $8.00 each piece

3/8" diameter 4" long pre cut and cleaned up $10.00 each piece

1/2" diameter 3" long pre cut and cleaned up $10.00 each piece

1/2" diameter 4" long pre cut and cleaned up $15.00 each piece

I can also make custom length cuts, please note these are Hand Hack Saw Cuts -- not precision. Email information@georgeboards.com for invoice

Non-Pedal DIY Nuts and Bridges Brass Round Bar Stock

Email information@georgeboards.com for invoice

Laser Etched black Acrylic nut and bridge set 1/2" by 1/2" with .065 wide brass insert made for
eight (8) string spacing 3/8 nut, string spacing 11/32 bridge
$60 for each set plus $10 shipping and handling.
Custom sizes available upon request.

(Allow 1-2 weeks for creation and shipping. These are MADE TO ORDER.)

Email information@georgeboards.com for pricing and invoice.

8 string nut and bridge set

All Locations - $70 usd

International Shipping is extra. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with adjusted price.


Nut-Bridge Grooves Fixture - Very Cool Helper made of durable flexible polycarbonate.
3/8" and 11/32" Spacing Laser Etched Slots for Marking your Nut and Bridges for Grooves.
This Great Tool will take a lot of guess work and frustration out of your future builds.
Simply hold or tape this to your nut or bridge and mark with a pencil or a scribe for Quick and Accurate String Spacing.

(Allow 1-2 weeks for creation and shipping. These are MADE TO ORDER.)

$12.00 usd

nut and bridge fixture for etching


International Shipping is extra. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with adjusted price.


String through Drill Guide Fixture - $49.95
USA shipping included.
International choose option to add $12.50 shipping.

(Allow 1-2 weeks for creation and shipping. These are MADE TO ORDER.)

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string through hole drill guide fixture

Domestic shipping included.
International Shipping $12.50 USD

Shipping Options

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Pick Guards Fitted for Dual 8 Pole String Master Style Pickups, This one pictured is a Clear Proto-type, we will have these in Typical Pick Guard Material, numerous Color Choices.
We will sell these Blank with no Pickups and we will sell these pre-fitted with our New StringMaster Style Retro S8 Vintage Alnico5 wound to original specs.

The pickup magnets are aligned 1.5" from each other, the pick-guard will fit our router template listed above, these will mount on your DIY Build so the bridge pickup is 1" from your bridge, same as the way original String Master Fender Steels were set up.

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pickguard



Email information@georgeboards.com for pricing and invoice.

Preserve your original Panda plastic plates by replacing with our substitute parts. $60 per set.

(Allow 1-2 weeks for creation and shipping. These are MADE TO ORDER.)

These parts require some sanding and polishing to achieve a more refined look.

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substitute rickenbacher plates
substitute rickenbacher plates
substitute rickenbacher plates
substitute rickenbacher plates
Example of installed parts (guitar NOT included)
rickenbacher substitute white panda panels on lap steel guitar

Plastic


International Shipping is extra. Email information@georgeboards.com and we will send invoice with adjusted price.


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lap steel stand
  
Guitar NOT included,  
lap steel stand
  
Email information@georgeboards.com : Mark Roeder for more information



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