Special Order Keyless Ultra Model – Choice of 5 Colours of GFI S10KU Keyless Ultra Pedal Steel Guitar with Hardcase [single neck 10-string with 3 pedals and 4 knee levers]


Includes Hard Case

Keyless Model Ultra PSG

  • Keyless Model Ultra PSG
  • Single Neck, 10 String
  • 3 Pedals, 4 Knee Levers
  • GFI II Pick-Ups
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GFI S10KU : Single Neck 10 String, 3 pedals and 4 knee levers. Weighs 26.5 pounds.

Like the standard Ultra Model but with no machine heads – keyless model allows more precise tuning.

GFI offers the ultimate in keyless tuning for pedal steel guitars.

Tuning knobs remain level. Twin shafts provide a perfectly balanced leverage ratio. No tools are required for tuning, however, a Phillips screwdriver is required when changing strings (no more lost Allen wrenches – click here to see the instruction sheet included with every keyless GFI steel). Fine tuning is much more precise than with keys. Available lever movement is more than twice the amount required for a more than adequate safety margin. No roller nut is required as there is no measurable movement at the nut. The problem of returning to pitch when raising and lowering the same string is virtually eliminated.

Keyless Tuning has many advantages.

When using keys for tuning, the excess string length needed to reach the keys from the nut absorbs vibration, taking energy from the main body of the string and decreasing sustain. This is eliminated with Keyless Tuning. Pedal and knee lever travel is decreased since there is less string to stretch. Pedal and knee lever action also feels more solid. The length of the instrument is shorter, therefore stronger, minimizing detuning while pressing pedals. Strings break less frequently since less movement of the bridge cam is required to acquire the same pitch. Undesirable overtones created by the excess string length are also eliminated with the keyless system. These overtones are detrimental to the pure tone of the instrument, as they will vary with string gauge, string length beyond the nut, and the location of the bar on the strings.

The GFI Keyless Tuning System is an additional cost option on any 10 string Ultra GFI Pedal Steel Guitar and is standard on 12 string Ultra models.

GFI S10KU Ultra Model Spec

Standard Features: Maple Die Board Bodies with Mica Finish, Brushed Aluminum Frame Finish with Clear Coating, One Piece Key Head(s), 24 Inch Scale, 3 Raise and 2 Lower Changers with Stainless Steel Fingers, Adjustable Lowering Springs, 7 Position Bell Cranks, Deflection Minimizing Crossrod Bearing Caps with Teflon Bushings, GFI-II Pickup(s), Hardshell Gray Carpet Covered Case, Denim Leg Bag

Call our resident pedal steel player Gary on 01524 410202 for more details