This lightweight, 60mm (2.36in.) guitar slide features a copper shell over polymer sleeve. The copper shell offers a look and sound comparable to brass, while the polymer sleeve adds mass and dampens harsh overtones.
The Cu63 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 Cu63 will offer years of gritty, delta blues tone.
Your slide will arrive 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.
The Cu63 white model has a larger inside diameter (0.810″ / ring size -11) than the Cu65 gray model; therefore it is better suited for second and third finger applications. See the Cu65 gray model for fourth/little finger applications; it fits tighter, thus allowing you to fret with your first, second, and third fingers.
Each slide is handcrafted in Fenton, Missouri and harvested from materials manufactured in the United States.
Price – $5.85 (plus shipping)
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