This also facilitates mounting on the cast headstocks used on pedal steel guitars.
Some of the most popular MSA Red Baron steel guitars that are still around were originally manufactured as student models, meaning they were a simplified version of a pedal steel guitar.
The Steel Guitar Forum - The Steel Guitar Forum is a great place to find used pedal steel guitars for sale and learn about them from other aficionados.
Scotty's Music - This St. Louis music shop is dedicated to steel guitars.
Lap steel guitars are played through amplifiers like regular electric guitars, but lap steel players often use volume pedals as well to create the swelling sound that the instrument is known for.