Hawaiian guitar

Hawaiian guitar
a six-to-eight-string electric guitar, fretted with a piece of metal or bone to produce a whining, glissando sound, played in a horizontal position usually resting on the performer's knees or on a stand, and much used by country music performers. Also called steel guitar.

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