The original Shubb-Pearse Steel designed by John Pearse is favored by many 8-string lap steel and Hawaiian guitarists for its extra length (3 3⁄8″) and cutaway bullet tip. 5.2 oz.
Our guitar steels are designed by musicians with the special demands of today’s playing styles in mind. They offer unique design features not found on any other bars, including cutaway ends for improved control, and a semi-bullet tip which facilitates movement across the strings.
Solid Stainless Steel
• Resists nicks and scratches far better than a plated bar.
And if it ever should get a nick or scratch, it can be buffed out, unlike a plated bar.
• No plating to wear off.
Any plated bar will wear down, and people end up replacing them. A stainless bar will remain as good as new indefinitely — outlasting a drawer full of worn out plated bars.
• An incredible value at its price.
Solid stainless steel bars typically cost double the price of the SP or RR steel.
The change from chrome plated brass to solid stainless steel was a significant product upgrade, plus it makes sense on other levels. Quality control problems have increased over the years, as plating shops must comply with higher standards in their use of chemicals and disposal of waste. No one wants to come down on the wrong side of an environmental issue, and while stainless steel might not leap to mind as a stereotypical green solution, in this case it is. By moving away from plating on this product, we are endeavoring to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.