we need the money guitars
Blattenberger Guitars

custom lap steels
Rex Blattenberger

We Need the Money Guitars
125 Vulco Dr.
Hendersonville, TN 37075


Get the best of both worlds:
the portability of a lap steel with the rich, deep sound and feel of a classic pedal steel.

No need to alter your grip... our string spacing is the same as a standard pedal steel ( We also offer customized string spacing. )

All guitars are entirely custom made and designed in-house.

Listed below are just some of the options available:

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  • Standard guitars come with 24 scale. ..however , we can do any scale length such as 22 , 25 , 26

  • NEW Travel guitar available: over-all length 22 . Scale 19 inches

  • Machine head choice : brand and style [ full , mini, chrome ,black, gold ] ... Keyless tuners standard on the travel guitar to reduce the size and weight.

  • Standard woods: Curly Maple top ... Mahogany back

  • Other currently available woods : Black Walnut, Birdseye Maple, Ash.

  • 6, 7, 8 ,9, 10 and 12 string models. . Flat or carved tops. Full body or cut away style... "O "size body or concert size

  • Pickups: George L's E-66 standard ...however All major brands available. Piezo pickups available

  • tuned chambered body or solid body

  • Case: padded gig bags can be ordered

Click here to see what we currently have in stock for immediate purchase.

Introducing our new

Acoustic Electric model

  • Solid carved spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Black walnut or ebony fingerboard
  • Under saddle L R Baggs pickup or top sensing pickup ..... internal mic also available

  • Ebony bridge and tail piece

  • Corian nut

  • Premium tuners

  • Model shown has built-in pre-amp with chromatic tuner>

Who SAYS you can't take it
with you!!!

NEW travel guitar

fits easily in a carry-on suitcase or in an overhead compartment

*** We are currently working on a prototype that includes an on-board headphone amp for a totally self-contained unit

10 string keyless tuner

curly maple or mahogany body and neck

walnut fingerboard

19" scale ...can be tuned to standard tuning ( this model is tuned to C6)

length 22 1/4

this style body with the keyless tuners can also be made full size

Console model

  • single, double or triple necks

    (guitar pictured is two 8 string necks and a 10 string neck)

  • curly maple body is standard but can do mahogany for a lighter weight guitar