Brisco Steel Guitars Announces
The Brisco Bud

We are excited to announce the launch of the Brisco Bud! A new model designed by Al Brisco, a pedal steel guitar master with over 50 years of experience playing, repairing, and building pedal steel guitars.

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The Bud is a lightweight and economically priced entry-level pedal steel guitar that does not compromise on tone, stability, or precision. A perfect option for beginners, or for the experienced player looking for a lightweight travel pedal steel.


The Bud uses an “all-pull” mechanism which is easy to tune and is the most accurate and stable mechanism available. The Bud also includes the industry standard set-up of 3 pedals and 4 knee levers, which is compatible with the vast majority of instructional materials to help you get playing in no time!



  • 3 pedals and 4 knee levers
  • All-pull changer with double raise/one lower
  • Vinyl wrapped wood neck & body
  • E9th chromatic tuning
  • Comfortable string spacing
  • Solid knee lever stops
  • Aluminum pedal board
  • Custom design single coil pickup
  • 3/16 inch nylon hexagon tuners
  • 24 1/4 inch scale coloured fretboard
  • 25 pounds in a gig bag (39 pounds in optional hardshell case)
  • Main body dimensions: 32 x 3 x 7


Nathan Gray, owner/builder/sales

Al Brisco, designer/builder/sales

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