Eagle-Puretone C6 Lap Steel .015 .017 .022w .026w .030w .036w

Eagle Puretone Strings
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A specially gauged set for 6 string Lap Steel guitar players as reccommended by Dewitt Scott. Supplied in either Nickel or Bronze Ball end. See below for gauges.
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C 6th tuning - Jazz, Western Swing (Low to High)

(0,036)

G (0,030)

G# (0,026)

B (0,022W)

C# (0,017)

E (0,015)

Steel guitars were originally developed and popularized in Hawaii. Legend has it that Joseph Kekuku, a Hawaiian schoolboy, discovered the sound while walking along a railroad track strumming his guitar. He picked up a bolt lying by the track and slid the metal along the strings of his guitar. Intrigued by the sound, he taught himself to play using the back of a knife blade.

The steel guitar differs from a regular guitar in the way that it is played. The lap steel guitar is held in your lap facing toward you. The strings are raised above the fret board; rather than pressing them to the fret board, a steel bar is pressed against the strings. Typically the lap steel guitar is tuned in one of several "open" tunings rather than standard guitar tuning. Here are 3 other common steel guitar tunings.

*Suggested string gauges in brackets.

E tuning - Blues, Rock

6th

5th

4th

3rd

2nd

1st

E (0,054)

B (0,046)

E (0,036)

G# (0,028)

B (0,020)

E (0,016)

G tuning - Hawaiian, Country, Bluegrass

G (0.052)

B (0,042) 

D (0,034)

G (0,026)

B (0,020)

D (0,017)

Below is one of the tunings as suggested by ABM  for the Slider 6 string Lap Steel.

E 13th tuning - Jazz, Western Swing

D (0,032

E (0,028)

G# (0,022)

B (0,020)

C# (0,018)

E (0,015)

Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using Interlink Express Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop).

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

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