How Do You Tune a Lap Steel Guitar?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 12, 2020 3:09:36 PM ET

Unlike standard guitar tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E low to high), lap steel guitars are tuned to open and extended chords such as G, G6, C6, C, D and A. There are six strings on a standard lap steel guitars, but the instrument is also available in eight-string and 10-string variations.