|LAP STEEL GUITAR:
A lap steel guitar
is one type of steel guitar.
The strings are elevated
above the fretboard and rather
than pressing the strings to the fretboard, you fret with a
or steel bar with the left hand, moving it up and down the strings to create
a sliding sound while the right hand plucks the strings.
It is a guitar designed
to lie flat on your lap while
you play. Because lap steel guitars are
put on the lap, they can have almost any shape, from a simple square plank to a guitar-like shape. If standing, a lap steel guitar can be worn hanging on long straps in front of the belly, or
it can be mounted on a stand.