All New!
We now have...
We're constantly adding some very vibey new CBGs to the lineup. Check 'em out on the 
The All-New
on the Models Page!

Fabulous Look and Tone, now even more affordable, and still all hand built in Chatsworth, California! 
More models coming soon...E-mail or Call for more details.
Designed to accommodate both Bottleneck and Lap Steel playing styles. One piece Body/Neck design provides outstanding resonance & sustain. Configuration options available. Contact us for more details... 
Take the Chatsworth Guitars Video Tour!
Watch this new video from Vintage Guitar Magazine: 

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the building of Chatsworth Guitars Lap Steels
and hear some of the unique voicings that these instruments offer... 
Builder Tom Burton demos some recent builds ~ see and hear what makes them so unique.

Chatsworth Guitars creates individually hand-crafted lap steel guitars.

Built from premium tone woods and high quality components and electronics, each instrument is a personalized work of guitar art.

Our goal is to create unique instruments that are a pleasure to see, hold, play and hear.

Every Chatsworth Guitars lap steel embodies the classic look and vibe of traditional guitar design, while offering the benefits of one-piece construction ~ body, neck and headstock are crafted from a single tone wood unit, providing impressive sustain and resonance.


Optional Hollowbody / Hollo-Neck designs allow the entire instrument to function as a resonating chamber, creating unique alternatives to solidbody tones. Custom T6 aluminum, brass or bone nuts round out each guitar's unique sonic personality.


Attention to detail is important ~  while many builders rely on printed-on fret position markers, unless ordered otherwise, all Chatsworth Guitars lap steels are painstakingly fitted with hand-dressed stainless steel fretwork, adding a look and character that are simply just...cooler.



The Models page has examples of recent builds ~ New instruments are always in progress.

Check out the NEW Parlor Models added to the lineup
Designed to bring new acoustic voices to the lap steel tone library, these new Parlor models have truly vintage souls and amazingly unique voices...

LSP04 Reso
Shown in Pine & Aged Brass 
with Curly Maple Fretboard 
Goldfoil neck pickup, Piezo on the reso cone

Shown in African Mahogany
and Waterfall Bubinga
with Bolivian Rosewood Fretboard
Goldfoil bridge pickup

The woody, acoustic voices of these new Parlors offer abundant options for new tones and textures...
LSP02 Reso
Shown in Douglas Fir with Aged T6 Aluminum
Reso Cover Plate, Curly Maple Fretboard and 
Ebonized Maple & Brass Custom Bridge
Humbucker Neck and Piezo Reso cone pups
Check out the guitars from the 
"Weathered Series" on the Models  page...
Fabulously well worn, these guitars are designed, finished and outfitted to look, play and sound like well-experienced, decades-old instruments. The vibe is distinctly 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.

Contact us to inquire about options or to start your new custom lap steel guitar.

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