About Me

This will be a labor of love trying to provide the parts and accessories for the pedal steel guitar. After purchasing the first PSG, repeated searches on the internet lead me to the conclusion that there were very few if any sources of parts for many of the older pedal steels that had ceased production. The biggest segment being Sho-Bud, as they had been one of the largest producers for the longest period of time. Some parts were readily available but others were nonexistant or only a few used parts for sale from cannibalized instruments. It saddens us to know such a beautiful piece of work, and many times art, that has made such wonderful sounds, has met it's end in such a manner.

I've been in manufacturing my entire life. I started by attending a technical high school taking machine shop. I found the joy in making something precision out of a piece of raw metal. My first job was in a job shop making anything that came in the door from punching dies and specialty assembly machines to replacement components for F4 Phantoms and Ferrari's.

Moving my family to Arizona in 1984, I entered the aerospace market. It was here that entered the Research and Development shop for a major turbine engine manufacturer. We saw some of the cutting edge engineering and also some of the toughest, nastiest materials known to man. There was very little information on some of these new materials so we constantly had to develop new and faster methods for carving parts from them. Soon after, years of training began in process improvement, one-piece-flow, and JIT (Just In Time) delivery.

Later, a promotion to CNC Programmer and Manufacturing Engineer for high speed turbine starter wheels (100,000+ rpm) broadened my scope of experience. These components required some very intense machine work. So, when I saw just what comprised the undercarriage of a PSG, I knew where my next career step would take me. I am finally able to combine the desire to have my own business, the love of music and instruments, the smell of freshly milled wood, and the satisfaction of making things out of metal.

I hope to fill a definite void within the music industry with my products.

As of July 4th, 2013 I will have relocated from Arizona to Central Texas to a small town just north of Temple, TX.


Michael Yahl