How long does it take to learn the steel guitar? I may recieve some heat over that question. But. I'm just curious what experienced players have to say. Being retired and having mobility issues I can sit here and learn/practice eight hours a day. I don't plan on eight hours. Maybe two to four hours a day. I'd really like to get good enough to play with some local people. Due to lack of any steel players around here a few people seem to be interested in my progress.