The body of the Slide King is made from 1 or 2 pieces of zebra wood. The lapsteel is machined to the right thickness and shape. Cavities for pickup and electronics are cut with a router.
Around the body and head of the Slide King a rosewood binding is glued. The binding is bend by steam and a hot pipe, just like the sides of an acoustic guitar
Most parts of the Slide King are made from solid ebony. Fretboard, bridge, electronic covers. The eight string version has also a pickup cover made from ebony. It makes a beautiful contrast with the zebra wood.
Details in the fretboard and head are cut by hand. Small pieces of zebra wood are inlayed in the ebony wood. The fretboard has maple markers and a rosewood binding, like the body.
The logo is hand cut from zebra wood and inlayed in ebony. The ebony is inlayed in the head of the Slide King lap steel guitar.
The Slide King is sanded to a very fine course and even polished. The wood gets a nice shine and feels comfortable.
The complete lap steel is impregnated with a blend of natural oils. The brand is Auro. The oil protects the wood and gives the wood a very nice contrast. After a week of impregnating the wood and drying, the instrument is finished with a natural wax layer.