The low bass G tuning is used by Bob Brozman on his National steel guitars. It uses the following tuning for strings: G - top string ; B - second string ; D - third string ; G - fourth string ; B - fifth string ; D - sixth string $18.97. Lap steel guitars … $15.95. Tune the second string to the note B, the same note as the fifth string but one octave higher. Tune the fourth string to the note D. Tune the third string to the note G, the same as the sixth string but one octave higher. GHS Custom C6th- 6 Lap Steel Guitar Strings Gauges 15-36W - 2 Sets 4.7 out of 5 stars 29. Lap Steel Blues - The Sky Is Crying - Open G tuning - YouTube Unlike standard guitar tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E low to high), lap steel guitars are tuned to open and extended chords such as G, G6, C6, C, D and A. Some lap steel tunings do not have minor chord shapes built into the tuning as C6 does. The alternate tuning of open G has this dilemma. Chords in Open G Tuning. Morrell JMLSG Premium 6-String Lap Steel Guitar Strings for G Tuning 16-58 (3-Pack) 4.7 out of 5 stars 13. On electric lap steel guitar, I started out by using open E: E; B; G#; E; B; E; although some people prefer the same tuning in open D: D; A; F#; D; A; D There are six strings on a standard lap steel guitars, but the instrument is also available in eight-string and 10-string variations. Using the guitar tuner tune the sixth string to the note G. Tune the fifth string to the note B. It's a nice tuning to use if you play solo.