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Special Order – GFI Keyless Ultra Single Neck 12 String Pedal Steel Guitar with 7 Pedals, 5 Knee Levers, and Hardcase (S12KU without pad – S12PKU with pad)

£5,499.00

-18%
Price includes all USA to UK delivery and associated costs ... import duty taxe and UK VAT.

The GFI keyless ultra range are professional model pedal steel guitars that are handmade in Marshfield, Missouri, USA.

  • Single Neck 12 String (Universal Tuning)
  • 7 Pedals & 5 Knee Levers
  • GFI II Pickups
  • Maple Die Board Bodies
  • Brushed Aluminum Frame with Clear Coating
  • 24 Inch Scale
  • 3 Raise and 2 Lower Changers
  • Stainless Steel Fingers
  • Adjustable Lowering Springs
  • 7 Position Bell Cranks
  • Deflection Minimizing Crossrod Bearing Caps with Teflon Bushings
  • Denim Leg Bag
  • Grey Carpet Covered Hardcase
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Call our resident pedal steel player Gary on 01524 410202 for more details.
– UK orders have free delivery and can be ordered online.
– European orders have an extra delivery and can not be ordered online… they need to be paid for by bank transfer.

The GFI single neck 12-string keyless ultra model is like a GFI ultra model, but doesn’t have traditional machinehead keys, it has keyless tuning knobs which allow for more precise tuning. The tuning knobs remain level and the 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).

Fine tuning is much more precise than with traditional machinehead 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.

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