David Porthouse is a custom lap steel guitar builder from Newcastle
on Tyne in the UK. Each of his guitars is individually designed and
built and he specializes in the manufacture of deluxe 6- or 8-string
solid or hollow body and neck lap steel guitars.
His top range of guitars are made from one solid piece of walnut with
sycamore fingerboard and walnut frets and markers and equipped with
single or twin hand-wound pickups by Allan Price of Catswhiskers.
Alternatively, the Rocket, River, Rapid solid body 6-string lap steel
guitar models are made from mahogany or walnut with sycamore
fingerboards, black nylon frets and markers with Telecaster-type tail
piece and a stock pickup.