What's this part?

Names and descriptions of common parts you'll find on a pedal steel


Cabinet bodies can be made from a variety of materials. The most common is wood, specifically, hard-rock, curly, or birdseye Maple. Other woods can be used; however, for structural integrity, harder woods typically are used. Some manufacturers are using an all-maple dieboard, which is a high-quality plywood.

Cabinets can be finished in a variety of ways, including:

Aluminum is often also used in the body construction as bracing, to form a complete frame over which the wood is attached, or to form a back apron. Some aluminum frames are welded and wooden inserts are dropped in for the top decks.