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Electric Slide 3 String Guitar made from Wooden Spoon, Dental Floss

3 string electric/acoustic resonator slide guitar spoon.  Beechwood body was a serving spoon  designed and manufactured by Kikkerland.  Handwash only.  String scale is 7 ¾ inches nut to saddle.

Resonator is repurposed from discarded paper towel dispenser.  Spring mounted inside resonator to create reverb through direct transduction is from a discarded ballpoint pen. 

Strings are hand wound J&J waxed dental floss (unflavored to reduce tone decay). 

Tuning pegs are drilled copper shaker box tacks.  Nut and saddle carved from Corian countertop scraps.  Tuning is currently G D G although it tends to go out of tune when played forcefully. 

Piezo disk pickup is from CB Gitty and is encased in foam tape inside resonator.

Sounds nothing like a resonator guitar but is playable and has decent tone if you like that sort of thing.

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Comment by Ted Crocker on May 21, 2014 at 2:03am

MIND BLOWN TOM!!!!

Awesome!

Enter this in the Metal challenge.

Comment by Tom Thompson on May 21, 2014 at 11:22am

Thanks very much Ted!  It was a very fun project.

Comment by Tom Thompson on May 21, 2014 at 7:38pm

Thanks Roy,  looks like your lil harp would be a good match for it.

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