String Benders and Pedal Steels

The evolution of String Benders continues

Builders of Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitars, the Jackson family continues a tradition in bending strings. Our guitars and pitch changers are hand-crafted by legendary pedal steel builders David and Harry Jackson, sons of Shot Jackson. Our unique string pulling designs have earned more than nine patents, seven since building under the Jackson Steel Guitar Company name (est. 2005). The EDGE components are cut to precision and designed to be easily installed with no permanent alterations to the instrument.

Create the ultimate wails with The EDGE® Pitch Changers and String Benders for Fender Telecasters, Gibson Les Pauls, resonators, banjos, and lap steels. We also have drop-in individual string benders for acoustic guitars AND a rotating E-to-D drop, so you can drop your low E to a perfectly tuned D on the fly, then back again!

If you want more pedals, choose from our exquisite classic pedal steel guitars and SlideKing models.

We are excited to invite those of you who play guitar, bass, banjo and resonator to join us in our world of string benders. Still family owned and operated.

String Benders & Pitch Changers

The EDGE® Pitch Changer for Telecasters The EDGE® Pitch Changer for Fender Telecaster base price $500
The EDGE® Pitch Changer for Les Paul The EDGE® Pitch Changer for Gibson Les Paul base price $500
The EDGE® Pitch Changer for Banjo The EDGE® Pitch Changer for Banjo base price $600
The EDGE® Pitch Changer for Resonator The EDGE® Pitch Changer for Resonator base price $800

In-stock Guitars

Sho-Bro 7 string with The EDGE® Pitch Changer Rare, authentic Sho-Bro 7 string with The EDGE® pitch changer base price $2300
Pro V Signature Series Exquisite pedal steel guitar with exotic wood, custom inlay and Pro V all-bearing pulling system. base price $9500
SlideKing LS with The EDGE® Emerald GREEN maple SlideKIng lap steel guitar with The EDGE® pitch changer. base price $1495
Asher Lap Steel withThe EDGE Asher Electro Hawaiian Jr lap steel with The EDGE pitch changer base price $1295
Custom Pro V Birdseye maple pedal steel guitar with natural top and starburst front/rear lacquer finish. base price $4000
SlideKing LS Incredible mahogany Lap Steel with The EDGE® Pitch Changer. base price $2195
Sho-Bud Resonator 6-string Sho-Bud Resonator custom built by Shot Jackson. base price $4700

SlideKing Models

SlideKing LS Custom SlideKing LS Lap Steel with The EDGE® on-board Pitch Changer. base price $1495
SlideKing G-6 Custom G6 slide guitar with pitch changer, pedal rack and 4 foot pedals. base price $3495
SlideKing R-PB SlideKing Resonator with The EDGE® on-board Pitch Changer base price $1195
SlideKing R-64 Custom SlideKing Resonator with pitch changer frame, pedal rack and 4 foot pedals. base price $2895
SlideKing Bass Custom SlideKing Bass guitar with pitch changer, pedal rack and 4 foot pedals. base price $3495

Pedal Steel Guitars

Pro V Signature Series Single neck. Builder's choice exotic wood. Custom inlay. Designed, hand-built and signed by Harry & David jackson. base price $10500
Pro V Signature Series Double neck. Builder's choice exotic wood. Custom inlay. Designed, hand-built and signed by Harry & David jackson. base price $14000
Pro V BJC Classic low-profile BlackJack Custom frame. Pro V all-bearing pulling mechanism. base price $4000
Pro V Aluminum Series Aluminum frame pedal steel guitar. Pro V all-bearing pulling mechanism. base price $3000