This lightweight, 82.5mm (3.25″) tone bar features a copper shell over a polymer sleeve and 12 gauge brass shell caps on each end. The copper shell offers a look and sound comparable to brass, while the polymer sleeve and core material adds mass and dampens harsh overtones without adding excess weight.
The Cu57 is a generous mix of comfort, sustain, and maneuverability; its copper finish will form a rich patina as it is polished by steel strings and then tarnished over time. Whether it slides down the fretboard of an electric or acoustic guitar, steel or nylon strings, the Cu57 will offer years of versatile sounds ranging from gritty, delta blues to warm country tones and subtle twang.
Your slide will ship out shiny and polished, but over time the finish will darken and develop a wonderful patina. The copper shell is meant to tarnish and will remain in a consistent state of change throughout its lifetime. As you play, small markings will develop along the surface of the slide, which will in turn tarnish and add depth to the emerging patina.
You will find that the more you play, the more dramatically the slide’s surface will be affected—the appearance of its finish will be directly related to your own playing style and therefore unique to you.
Length – 3.25” (73mm)
Outside Diameter – 1.18” (30mm)
Each slide is handcrafted in Fenton, Missouri.
Price – $9.99 (plus shipping)
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