Fern's Guitars logo

Slide King

Fern's Guitars logo

Slide King

slide king lap steel guitar

Jerry Douglas about his Slide King lap steel:

"I love my Slide King lap steel from Fern's Guitars. It has a big fat sound coming from that hunk of zebra wood and a great sounding P90 from Jason Lollar. Great craftmanship! A wonderful addition to my arsenal."

(Jerry Douglas is a leading USA 12 times Grammy Awards winning dobro player who performes, records solo albums, works as a producer and played on an innumerable amount of recordings. www.jerrydouglas.com)

Solid zebra wood

Because the Slide king has a much smaller body compared to a regular guitar, it is no problem to use heavy wood types. Zebra wood is a beautiful African wood with a typical striped pattern. The lapsteel gets a long sustain, clear mids and better harmonics.

zebra wood


Lollar P90

lollar P90 soapbar pickup

A perfect matching pickup for this lap steel guitar. The Lollar P90 has a warm character with no mud, enough clearity and stays articulated even with overdrive. You hear what you play. This is for a lap steel very important. For the eight string version a custom 8-string P90 is made by Lollar.

lollar P90 soapbar pickup

Original details

Inlays and small parts are all made in the workshop in Amsterdam by hand or with small machines. This makes every lap steel unique and easy to adjust to your personal wishes.

original fretboard detail


Oil finish

head with oil finish

The Slide King is finished with a 100% ecologic oil blend from Auro. The product protects the wood and improves the contrast. The instrument can be simply kept in good condition by using a maintaining oil.

head with oil finish

Made in Amsterdam.

Made one by one for you in the workshop.


  • Solid zebra wood body
  • Ebony fretboard and parts
  • Rosewood binding
  • Lollar P90 soapbar pickup
  • Schaller tuners
  • Brass tailpieceat the back of the body
  • Bone bridge saddle and topnut
  • Bourns potmeters, 500k
  • Oil and wax finish
  • Gigbag
  • Scale length 22.5"/ 572 mm
  • Five years warranty
  • Four weeks construction time

€ 1250,00 (6-string)
€ 1500,00 (8-string)