Well, I found a wee vee for a whopping $30 and I have been jonesing for a lapsteel, especially now that I have my resonator and I was thinking since I'm a V player, and i've got a bunch of extra parts laying around (grover tuners, switchcraft jacks, USA pots, gibson humbuckers, etc) Why not buy it and turn it into a lapsteel?
The simple way, would be to buy one of those metal conversion nuts from stewmac, but I'm wondering should I defret it or just leave the frets in? With the action raised super high I don't think its going to make much difference, but I have never owned a lapsteel so I don't know if there would be a real benefit from defretting it other than I could then sand it to a zero radius, which lapsteels are supposed to have.
The cool thing about the V is it already has a lapsteel's scale length, so I can tune it to (lapsteel) C6 tuning with no problem.
and yes, I really mean one of these:
It probably won't matter what you do or don't do to the fretboard with the action that high. Might have to raise the bridge and pickup though. Either way, sounds like fun