I am building a lap steel and had a couple of questions.
How does scale length affect tone? I am assuming it will be similar to a normal guitar with 22.5" giving the mellow Hawaiian sound and 25" giving a more country sound. Is this correct?
What kind of pickup (output wise) is best suited for a lap steel. I know an overwound single coil/ P-90/ and HB will all yield different tones, but should I be looking at hot pickups?
Is wood choice more important than pickup choice or vice/versa? I am looking at mahogany, ash, maple, and alder to pair with one of the above mentioned pups.
I know there are some of you who have built these before so any advice is appreciated.