Upcoming Classes: Dec 1-2 , Dec 8-9, 2018 (2 Weekends/4 days)

Cost: Deluxe Option – $750 or Standard Option – $575

Classes Meet: Sat 9am – 5pm & Sun 9am – 4pm

About Our Lap Steel Construction Course

This workshop includes: lecture, demonstration and hands on experience in the construction of a lap steel guitar with Jim Prater. Students will have the option of two models and will end up with a fully functioning lap steel in the raw (no finish). Students will start with an alder body blank and have the option of designing their own body shape or working from several pre-existing templates. All lap steel projects will be a 23 inch scale length. Prices include all of the wood, hardware and electronics required to complete your lap steel.


Standard: Standard lap steel made from alder with a P90 pickup and wraparound style bridge.

Deluxe: Upgraded model includes Lollar Chicago Steel pickup and custom made BR9 style bridge.

Both models include a bar slide.

Download an Electives Application from our Forms Page

A Look At Lap Steel Guitar Construction

Check out this video from the Roberto-Venn YouTube Channel