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Steel guitar

Old Music Encyclopedia Picture      Steel guitar is a type of guitar and/or the method of playing the instrument developed in Hawaii. The name steel guitar comes not from the material of which the guitar is made, but from the name of the steel, a slide held in the fretting hand.

      A method of playing slide guitar using a steel. Resonator guitars, including round necked varieties, are particularly suitable for this style, but other types are also used, usually with modified high actions, as well as instruments produced specifically for the purpose.

     A specialised instrument built for playing in steel guitar fashion.


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