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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. (

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 Tom Thompson 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 Tom Thompson 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 Tom Thompson 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!

Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on May 20, 2014 at 10:48pm
Comment by Tom Thompson on May 20, 2014 at 10:10pm

Thanks much Glenn!!  I may steampunk it up a little in the future.  The amp in the background is my first and only amp build.  I used an old oil spout to act as a funky sound port out the back of the box.  It doesn't really affect the sound very much but I like the looks of it.

Comment by Glenn Watt on May 20, 2014 at 8:50pm

I clicked the "like" button simple because there wasn't a "love it!" button.

This is terrific, Tom! And thank you for posting a video as well. The spoon, the resonator, the reverb, the floss (and product description) are all fantastic. You made my night.

What about the amplifier in the background of the video that looks like a phonograph? Do you have any videos of that in action?


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