Lap Steel Measurements

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by phatcactus, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. phatcactus


    Apr 2, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Howdy. I'm making a 22.5"-scale six-string lap steel guitar, and I was wondering if anybody here knew the most common string spacings at the nut and bridge. If you've got one, especially one of those shiny Rics, could ya make some measurements for me?

  2. Moved to Something.

    The people there will answer with better things...maybe.

    I'm thinking 3/4" at the bridge, and maybe 1/16-1/8 at the nut, but I don't really know.

    Have fun!
  3. phatcactus


    Apr 2, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I ... don't ... know ... ? :D

    Those numbers seem hella off, though. Pictures show very little difference between the spacing at the bridge and spacing at the nut, but plans from show a tiny one. I am just too poor (read cheap) to buy the plans.

    Thanks for the guessin' though!

    Anybody else?
  4. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    No idea, but...

    Raunchy title there bud ;)
  5. phatcactus


    Apr 2, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    :oops: I didn't... I... Hey now...
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    No time right now, but I'll go measure my cheapie when I get home.