steel guitars

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Scope note
Zitherlike plucked chordophones with metal strings raised above the fingerboard on a steel nut; the strings are stopped by the pressure of a steel bar held in the player's hand, which slides along the strings creating a wavering or glissando effect.
steel guitars
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024