This lightweight, 60mm (2.36in.) guitar slide features a copper shell over aluminum sleeve. The copper shell offers a look and sound comparable to brass, while the aluminum sleeve adds mass, dampens harsh overtones, feels super smooth and looks really cool!
The Cu73 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 Cu73 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 an appearance somewhere between pictures one and two and picture six. 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 Cu73 is comparable in size to the Cu63 white model, which has a larger inside diameter of 0.810″ / ring size -11.
Each slide is handcrafted in Fenton, Missouri and harvested from materials manufactured in the United States.
Price – $17.71 (plus Shipping)
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