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.

Our online store is coming soon, until then please visit to purchase the Brisco Bud!


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 new players, 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

The Brisco Bud is also available through