Richard Bruyns, the man behind Saucetone, says that "Besides the violin and the saxophone, the lap steel guitar probably has the closest sound to the human voice," when explaining his predilection for an instrument originally invented in Hawaii at the cusp of the 20th Century before finding it’s way into blues, country, rock, pop, African and Indian music.
One of only a handful of lap steel players working in South Africa, Bruyns’ guitar journey began back in high school when he discovered the blues by pure chance. Testing out several instruments on his personal musical journey, he is today handling this instrument as one of the greatest worldwide. Bruyns uses a Gibson Epiphone Acoustic with an action raised specifically for lap slide and a Goldtone lap steel guitar with a Sunrise acoustic pick up and an LR Baggs DI Box plugged into a Fender Champion Amp.
Discover the mixtures and the fine line between Hawaii and South Africa!