Chatsworth Guitars

Custom lap steel guitars

Handmade from premium

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~ The All New Legacy Line ~ 
Vintage Vibe, Outrageous Tone
AND NOW EVEN MORE AFFORDABLE!
New, lower pricing!  Shown: Nite Cat & Sedona Models
Fabulous Tone, Natural Finishes, and hand-made in our Chatsworth, California shop. Additional Models coming soon...
Contact us for more information: tom@chatsworthguitars.com

Model: LSLSH ~ Night Cat

23" scale length

24 frets

6-Saddle, fully top-loading adjustable bridge

Custom T6 aluminum nut

GFS Dream-90 (P-90 style) bridge pickup 

 Golden Age Slotted Peghead tuning machines 

Shown in Douglas Fir with Birch/Waterfall Bubinga control plate cover and Bolivian Rosewood fretboard with hand-rubbed Tung Oil finish

Finish: Ebony Stain with Hand Rubbed Tung Oil and Wax 


Build Options Available 

Model: LSLSP ~ Sedona

23" scale length

24 frets

6-Saddle, fully top-loading adjustable bridge

Custom T6 aluminum nut

GFS Dream-90 (P-90 style) bridge pickup 

Golden Age Vintage Keyston tuning machines 

Shown in Redwood with Birch/Curly Maple control plate cover and Curly Honduran Mahogany fretboard with hand-rubbed Tung Oil finish

Finish: Cinnamon Stain with Hand Rubbed Tung Oil and Wax 

Build Options Available 

Custom Models

From Creamy to Screamy

 

Varying the combinations of woods, pickups, bridge and nut materials and adding strategically placed tone chambers ~ including exclusive Hollo-Neck designs ~ yields a variety of unique voicings and tonal personalities.

 

There is a vocal wamth to these instruments that will suprise and inspire you.

Samples shown are provided for body style and configuration reference. Woods and component combinations will vary based on custom order specifications. Contact us regarding what models are in stock, or to discuss custom design options,  pricing and delivery schedules.

 

Have a specific dream machine of your own in mind? We'll work with you to bring your custom design to life.

 

To learn more about the incredible  Railhammer Pickups used in many Chatsworth Guitars Lap Steels, visit: www.railhammer.com

For more information about the impressive selection of fine stringed instruments at The Fretted Frog Acoustic Guitar Shop, visit: www.thefrettedfrog.com

For more information about Kaye's Music Scene and their selection of instruments and services, visit: www.kayesmusicscene.com


Be sure to check out the Chatsworth Guitars Weathered series ~

These custom guitars are designed, finished and outfitted to look, play and sound like well-travelled, decades-old instruments. The vibe is fabulously vintage and well-worn, and the tone ~ from sweet, bell-like chime to raw, gritty drive ~ represents the very best of our "Creamy to Screamy" sonic philosophy.



All designs and images Copyright Tom Burton 2013 ~ 2017. All rights reserved. 

 

Model: LS04-HNW-02

"Weathered" Series

Model: LS04-HNW-02

23" scale length

24 frets

33" long / 8.75" wide 

Hollo-Neck / Semi-Hollow body

6-Saddle, fully top-loading adjustable bridge, w/ Custom T-6 tone block

Custom T6 aluminum nut

RailHammer Hyper Vintage bridge pickup 

Gibson Vintage P-90 neck pickup 

Grover Vintage 14: 1tuning machines 

Shown in Maple, with Curly Maple control plate cover &  headstock overlay, and Bolivian Rosewood fretboard with hand-rubbed Tung Oil finish

Finish: "Weathered Vintage Cranberry", custom Aniline dyes

      






Model: LSJ-HNW-1015
"Weathered" Series
Model: LSJ-HNW-1015
"Weathered" Series
23" scale length
24 frets
Figured Maple Body/Neck with Hollo-Neck design
Custom Aniline Dye tinting in Sea Jade, with Poly finish 
Curly Honduran Mahogany Fretboard with hand rubbed tung oil finish
Mint/Black/Mint 3-ply control plate cover and jack mounting plate
Front loading wrap/stop-tailpiece adjustable bridge
Grover 14:1 Vintage Guitar Machines 
Custom Aluminum Nut
Railhammer G90-N (noiseless, P-90 type) neck pickup
Railhammer G90-B (noiseless, P-90 type) bridge pickup
 

    

















Model: LSP-HNR-SA
Hollow Neck Parlor Resonator
Model: LSP-HNR-SA
"Weathered" Series
23" scale length
24 frets
African Mahogany Body/Neck with Hollo-Neck design
Bolivian Rosewood Fretboard and Bridge Plate (with Brass Bridge)
Hand rubbed Tung Oil finish 
Compact Brass Resonator Cone / Hand-Machined Aluminum Top
Custom Aluminum Tailpiece
Golden Age 15:1 Vintage Guitar Machines 
Custom Aluminum Nut
Railhammer Hyper-Vintage neck pickup
Fishman Passive Resophonic Pickup

    

LS04-HN-FF   
Model: LS04-HN-FF
The Ftetted Frog Acoustic Guitar Shop Signature Model*
23" scale length
24 frets
Honduran Mahogany Body/Neck with Hollo-Neck design ~ poly finish
Bubinga Fretboard with hand rubbed tung oil finish
Birdseye Maple control plate cover and headstock overlay
Sperzel Locking Tuners 
Custom Aluminum Nut
Six-saddle top-loading adjustable bridge with custom aluminum tone block
Railhammer G90-N (noiseless, P-90 type) neck pickup
Railhammer Hyper Vintage (humbucker) bridge pickup
*NOTE: This guitar available exclusively at The Fretted Frog Acoustic Guitar Shop


   
Model: LS04-HNW-0915
"Weathered" Series
   
Model: LS04-HNW-0915
23" scale length
24 frets
Maple Body & Neck with Chambered, Hollo-Neck Design
Bolivian Rosewood Fretboard with hand rubbed tung oil finish
Goncolo Alves control plate cover
Maple Burl headstock overlay
Custom Aniline Dye tinting in Appalacha Green with light Poly finish
Grover DeLuxe 14:1 Guitar Machines 
Custom aluminum nut
Six saddle front-loading adjustable bridge with custom aluminum tone bar
Railhammer Hyper Vintage Neck (humbucker) neck pickup
Railhammer Hyper Vintage Bridge (humbucker) bridge pickup

 

 




Model: LS04-HNR   
LS04-HNR
Resonator Model*

23 inch scale length

24 frets

32-1/2" long / 8-1/2" wide

Hollowbody / Hollo-Neck with 7" spun aluminum Resonator Cone

Fishman Resophonic Active Pickup

Custom aluminum or maple bridge

Custom aluminum tailpiece

Bone nut

Schaller tuners with Ebony buttons

Shown: Curly Maple body with Legacy Bronze Aniline Dye finish,

Curly Maple top with Vintage Cranberry Aniline Dye finish, and

Curly Mahogany fretboard

*NOTE: This guitar available only at: The Fretted Frog Acoustic Guitar Shop

www.thefrettedfrog.com





 

 

Model: LSJ-01CM

LSJ-01CM

(custom left-handed model shown)

23 inch scale length

24 frets

31" long / 8-1/4" wide

Hollo-Neck / Chambered Body

TV Jones PowerTron Plus Bridge Pickup

Schroeder wraptail aluminum bridge

Custom T6 aluminum nut

Grover Mini Locking Rotomatic tuners

Shown in Black Walnut and Zebrawood with Bolivian Rosewood fretboard






Model: LS04-HNW
"Weathered" Series
LS04-HNW

23" scale length

24 frets

33" long / 8.5" wide

Hollo-Neck / Chambered Body / Weathered Finish

Rail Hammer Hyper Vintage Bridge Pickup

Tune-O-Matic style bridge, Weathered finish

Custom T-6 aluminum tailpiece ~ Weathered treatment

Custom T6 aluminum nut ~ Weathered treatment

Golden Age 15:1 Restoration tuners

Shown in Maple/Curly Maple with Vintage Burgundy Aniline dye tinting and Weathered light poly Finish

Yucatan Rosewood fretboard with hand rubbed Tung Oil finish

  


 

 

 

Model: LSJ-SBW-01

"Weathered" Series

LSJ-SBW-01

Solid Body

23 inch scale length

24 frets

31-1/2" long, 8-3/4" wide

Seymour Duncan Antiquity Single Coil pickups, neck and bridge

Weathered wrap/stoptail bridge and custom T-6 aluminum nut

Shown in birch with Vintage Buttercream Weathered finish and 

4-ply (tortoise/mint/black/mint) coverplate

Golden Age 15:1 Restoration tuners

Curly Maple fretboard with hand rubbed tung oil finish

  







 Model: LS01-C

Model: LS01-C

23" scale length

24 frets

31-3/4" long / 11" wide 

Chambered solidbody

Schroeder wraptail aluminum bridge

Custom T6 aluminum nut

TV Jones PowerTron Plus (with coil splitting)

Grover Super RotoMatic tuners

Shown in Walnut and Padouk with Purpleheart fretboard

 


  
Model: LS02

Model: LS02

23" scale length

24 frets

31" long / 9" wide

Shown with custom brass wraptail bridge and nut (also avaialble with T6 aluminum bridge and nut)

Pickups: P-90 bridge & Tele neck / 3 way switching

Sperzel locking tuners

Shown in Honduran Mahogany and Zebrawood with Curly Maple fretboard


  




Model: LS03-HN

LS03-HN

23 inch scale length

24 frets

31" long / 8-1/4" wide

Hollo-Neck / Chambered Body

Railhammer Hyper Vintage Bridge pickup (with coil splitting)

Custom T6 aluminum wraptail bridge and nut

Sperzel locking tuners

Shown in Cherry with Goncolo Alves fretboard

Curly Maple or 4-Ply Faux Tortoise Cover Plates