"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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Made one by one for you in the workshop.