Weissenborn Style Lap Steel Slide Guitar

Comfort in a time of distress

From: 2450 EUR/USD
In 2020 during a worldwide pandemic lockdown, Alistair set about designing the very first Emerald Acoustic Lap Steel Slide Guitar. It was a welcome distraction and inspiration during a difficult time and so we have named it Solace. After a year of refinements, we are now delighted to launch this fabulous instrument.

Featuring a hollow body and neck chamber that runs the entire length of the body, the iconic Weissenborn style shape stays true to its design roots but with a modern signature design that Emerald is known for. With a deep connection to Hawaiian music and surf culture, this versatile instrument is equally at home with the sweetest Hawaiian licks or overdriven rock and blues. Played with a tonebar and a raised action the Solace can deliver haunting slide lines or gritty blues and country licks. The carbon construction provides strength and stability between the body and neck that makes it suitable for various types of open tunings commonly used by Slide, Dobro and Resonator guitarists.

Open D Sample 1 (Mic)

Open D Sample 2 (Mic)

Open D Sample 3 (Mic)

Open G Sample 1 (Mic)

Open G Sample 2 (Mic)

Medley (Pickup)

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Solace lap steel with Clive Barnes

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Clive Barnes demos the Solace

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Solace – The Homes of Donegal with Mark Black

Solace Specifications

Scale length25 ½”648mm
String spacing at Nut1 11/16″43mm
Bridge Spacing2 7/16″63mm
Overall Length40″1061mm
Max Body Width17″430mm
Max Body Depth4″105mm
TunersSchertler open gear tuners 
NutGraphtech low friction nut 
BridgePinless carbon bridge 
  • No Pickup
  • LR-Baggs Element
  • Ghost Piezo
  • Ghost Piezo with K&K Contact Pickup
FinishHigh gloss finish on all surfaces (Polyester) 
CaseCustom Hiscox Flight Case