Dobro or Lap Steel for $100
Although I am not a speed picker, I do understand the emotion of a song. My influences are definitely bluegrass and Americana but I like to drag those styles into other genres. I play a 1972 Dobro upgraded with a Quarterman cone, recorded with a large diaphragm tube mic for that warm tone, or stereo-mic'd for width. My lap steel is a Fender copy 8-string. I employ tasty licks that don't run over the vocals.
I do have a multiple-instrument rate; $100 for the first instrument, $75 for each additional instrument on the same song.