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

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

Resonator is repurposed and adapted from the end of 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.  I/4 inch output jack is suported by

modified cigar box wood insert.

Demo is played through Micro Cube with a bit of reverb. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynmtcj4L35k)

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


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Comment by JL on June 29, 2016 at 9:03am

sheer genius!!!

Comment by Primitive Acoustics on June 28, 2016 at 12:51pm

Thanks much for taking a look at this project!  This is what the guitar loks like today.

Comment by Primitive Acoustics on November 2, 2015 at 5:47pm
Thanks Antony! I've steampunked it up since then.
Comment by Antony Moggridge on November 2, 2015 at 2:09pm
Comment by Primitive Acoustics on May 24, 2014 at 10:18am
WayFinder and David C., Thanks for your comments and taking a look!
Comment by David Comtois on May 23, 2014 at 4:33pm
Comment by Primitive Acoustics on May 21, 2014 at 7:45pm

Marcus, thank you very much.  Meant to put a smile on people's faces. 

Comment by Marcus Darwell on May 21, 2014 at 12:51pm

Tom: you just made my day! That is about as cool as things can get.....and it sounds darn good. A git built for a leprachaun :-)

Comment by Primitive Acoustics on May 21, 2014 at 1:54am

Thank you Ron and Richey!  I take that as quite the compliment Richey.

Comment by Richey Kay on May 21, 2014 at 1:20am

You're insane. And that's awesome!

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