Legged Steels for Sale

Picture Coding:

H# = 6, 8 or 10 Strings

23 = 23" or 24 = 24 1/4" Scale

C = Legged (Console) or L = Lap

10/1, SS, PF or TW = GeorgeL's Pickup Model

OR L8 or SW8 = Steeltronics Pickup Model (by order only)

C6 or C13 Tuning (See Chart)

#2212 6 String Legged


AAA $2895 with Flight Case

#2213 8 String Legged


AAA $2945 with Flight Case

Available at Steel Guitars of North County

#2214  10 String Legged


AAA $2995 with Flight Case

Available at Steel Guitars of North County

Coming in Winter 2023:

H8-24 Legged & H10-23 Legged

Set Up to Your Specs

Lap Steels for Sale

#2211 6 String Lap


Rare AAAA Coral Back $3195

Available at Steel Guitars of North County

#2209 6 String Lap


AA $2795

#2210 8 String Lap


AAA $2745

#2213 8 String Lap


AA $2645

Limited to 20 laps and 30 legged collector’s instruments. 

Virtually unlimited possibilities ~ built to your specifications


The pickup is the heart and soul of an electric guitar, and is the primary determinant of your amplified sound potential.  The "signal chain" includes the tuning machines, nut, strings, saddle, bridge, string to body attachment, pickup, volume and tone controls and jack (plus cable and amp); the 'Oi No Ka 'Oi utilizes the best of each for pure noiseless signal quality.

In addition to the amplified sound, in a quiet setting the player may hear, or if on the lap, feel the "near field" tone which is created by the instrument body itself.  With the relatively thin laminated body and dual truss rods, the 'Oi No Ka 'Oi is sprung tightly like a cat and ready to create the most wonderful warm tone. You can feel it through your skin, muscles, bones and viscera. 

George L's
(Black color is standard and in stock)

10-1 (19.5 Ohms): The standard for Alan Akaka and the Hawaiian sound. With an iron blade for warm highs and full bottom. Also available in creme.

SS (19.5 Ohms):  Similar to the 10-1, but with a stainless steel blade adding a nuance of bite.

PF-I (18.6 Ohms): With an iron blade with mid brightness, it is the sound that Paul Franklin, Jr. demands being a top Nashville steeler.

TW (18.6 Ohms): the Nashville premier session artist Tommy White mastered his innovative sound with this stainless steel blade pickup offering extended highs.


If you're looking for that bright 60's Buddy Emmons single coil sound, consider a Steeltronics.
They are custom wound to your specs, either as the L10 with blade for up to 10 strings or SW with pole spacing to match 6 or 8 strings, which will be the closest sound you can get to an old single coil in a humbucker.


Strings and Intonation

Any tuning can be accommodated with the right string set; the chart above lists common 'Oi setups. 

The 10 string is particularly adaptable as the 10 common C & A tunings above are possible with only 1/2 step adjustments to half or less of the strings, while half or more remain unchanged.

The 10 string is available only in 23" scale; the 8 and 6 string models are available in 23" or 24.25" scales.  25# per string average is standard, sized to the guitar scale, and although lighter or tighter setups are possible by order.  The tensions ramp slightly from highest on the treble strings to lowest on the bass strings due to their physical response.

There is always an adjustment necessary between the lowest solid and highest wound strings for precise intonation. Thick solid strings have more inharmony, and I generally do not use thicker than an 022 gauge. The break between solid and wound results in a familiar Z pattern that is common on high end handmade guitars (but rarely on lap steels), falling at the A3 string.  This break can be adjusted per your preference for string groupings on some models, for instance in an 8 string hi C6 tuning to create either a 4/4 or 3/5 setup.

If you'd like to learn more about this subject, follow a 5 part series of articles at Steel Trappings.

Flight Case

Every legged steel comes with this really cool flight case, which is sized to airline baggage requirements, comes with carbon fiber legs & wheels, and weighs 20# fully loaded.
Any legged model can be shipping safely with insurance in the lower 48 for $75.

The 'Oi No Ka 'Oi 10" Speaker Cabinet

25 watt Quilter SuperBlock head

mounted on the front leg tray for

fingertip tone control

plus a carry-on sized mango speaker box

with 10" Celestion TF1020.  ($599 for the pair)

Great sound at home!

Need the full pro sound?

Upgrade to a 200 watt Quilter ToneBlock

combined with their BlockDock15 speaker

for the full on stage sound of their

 famed Steelaire.  ($1399 for the pair)

Fabulous sound!

The 'Oi No Ka 'Oi Tone Bar

The slide steelers with grip issues or who find a standard bullet awkward have been looking for!

5/8” x 3 ¼” SS Chromed Byrd style Hawaiian bullet nose steel tone bar

Curved top, coved side mango, walnut or cherry ergonomic handle

Stable and easy to hold on to

Symmetrical design for right or left handed

Improve your playing comfort, accuracy and speed

Handmade in Santa Barbara

$40 / $50 with shipping within USA


You'll find all 'Oi instruments to be easy to handle, a pleasure to look at, and resonant to your ears.  Demos of each instrument are on hand to try out; all new instruments are made to order to your specs & choice of woods. Read on through the menu to find your perfect handmade 'Oi instrument, and send me a note.

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