Itfeatures two necks with 8 strings currently tuned to E9 (E-F#-G#-B-E-G#-D#-F#)and C6 (A-C-E-G-A-C-E-G). It has 8 pedals, currently set up with four pedals toeach neck.
In my opinion, there is no betterpedal steel tone than from these vintage Fenders. These old Fenders use a cable system for the pedals rather than todays industrystandard of steel rods. The cables make modifying and experimenting with different pitch raises and lowers super easy. And they stay in tune just fine.
This model allows one raise and one lower per string. This particular pedal steel belonged to a player from Maine who was nicknamed Smiley (I dont recall his real name) and used to play live with all the country superstars of the 60s and70s when they came to the area (I guess many traveled without a band, and justused local session guys at their live shows). So its been on stage with some huge names. Ive played live with this rig, Ive recorded with it, and it always performed perfectly and sounded like a dream.
Its never let me down. I can send recordings, if you like. Understand that this instrument disassembles and packs into two original cases (also included, and in great condition), and it is HEAVY. The item "Vintage Fender 1000 Pedal Steel Guitar with OHSC" is in sale since Tuesday, July 31, 2018.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Lap & Steel Guitars". The seller is "the_digbees" and is located in Berwick, Maine. This item can be shipped to United States.