no, I'm not confused, I know what a steel guitar is.pricklyrobot wrote:Sounds like your still a little confused here. The steel guitar is not a theoretical instrument, but a very real one. It's been around as long, arguably longer, than the regular electric guitar.Joey wrote:I definitely visualized a different thing, but what you are describing definitely has its applications.filtermod wrote:No, it would sound like a pedal steel guitar.
We're not talking about a guitar made of steel we're talking about a pedal steel guitar. Which is a multi stringed guitar that is built into a table-like housing. The pedal steel also incorporates pedals which can change the pitch of single or multiple strings at a time by bending them. They are usually played with finger/ thumb picks, and heavy, solid metal slides.
As a guitar player of over 15 years I do understand your point of pickups/ wood, and amp = tone.
I think the Moog guitar is a great idea, I just can't afford it. I do, however, have a moogerfooger lowpass that I use in my guitar rig.
Although, speaking of guitars actually made of metal, the Moog guitar does sort of remind me of this thing: http://www.veleno.net/history2.htm in the sense that it may have a similarly small, rarified user base.
however, moog wanted to make an electric guitar that is held and played like a regular electric guitar, not a steel guitar.
thats what my point was.