2006 - 2016
After developing the Slide King lap steel I researched a lap steel construction that would produce a more clear sound without getting harsh. After experimenting with solid African padouk lap steel guitars I found to partly hollow the body and neck from the instrument was the right way to go. The sound gets more open and bright, but still maintaining enough body. Deco Slides were equiped with a fantastic Lollar Chicago lap steel pickup with a slight wider string spacing compared to a regular guitar pickup.
I made 6-string and 8-string versions of the Deco Slide lap steel.