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Project by mountain934 posted 03-25-2011 12:28 PM 4516 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are 4 of my custom made guitar slides. Their made of cow bone and exotic woods. These I laminated the different exotic top woods together to create a one of a kind guitar slide. #1- Osage and Paduak, #2- Paduak and Olivewood, #3-Tamboli and Olivewood, #4- Blackwood and Osage and the guitar pick is Padauk and Osage. I have an east coast distributor who sells my custom guitar slides for me…C.B.Gitty out of Mass. I usually make a 15 count batch of the cow bone – exotic wood topped slides a month and send them to him to sell for me. These laminated topped ones are the first ones I`ve done like this…waiting to hear any feedback on how they will sell.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 03-25-2011 02:08 PM

Those look really neat but I don’t know how a guitar slide is used. The choice of wood it great!
I understand the pick!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mountain934

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 02:51 PM

Guitar slides that I make are used simalar to lap steel players slides, except these are used on a regular acoustic and electric guitars. Also resonator guitar players like them for the raw delta sound…the bone produces a sound all it`s own compared to a metal or glass slide. If you google Mojobone Works you can see and hear some of the players who use my custom slides.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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kenstonge

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#3 posted 03-25-2011 02:56 PM

Those look awesome.

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LRMc112060

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#4 posted 07-31-2011 09:15 PM

Hey! I want one of those bone guitar slides! How do I get one ?

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mountain934

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#5 posted 08-01-2011 12:29 PM

My bone slide distributor is CBGitty.com, he carries a complete line of my exotic wood topped bone slides.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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LRMc112060

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#6 posted 08-10-2011 02:35 AM

Thanks! I’m gonna check them out. They look really good!

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LRMc112060

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#7 posted 08-10-2011 02:42 AM

Do you ever make all bone slides?

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mountain934

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#8 posted 08-10-2011 03:17 AM

Sure…I`ve done well over 50 of those.I`ll post some pic`s of some of my past custom ifull bone slides I`ve done.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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Slideman

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#9 posted 07-24-2012 02:30 PM

I make a 100% Bone Guitar Slide and it is alot nicer than anything Randy could dream of making It is called a BonerZ Slide Randy copied my idea Buy a Original!You will be glad you did.

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mountain934

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#10 posted 07-24-2012 11:48 PM

Here is a fine example of a craftsperson that doesn`t like someone else doing the same work they are. For one thing.. my slide creations are not always all bone like his, most are half bone and half exotic wood. 2nd.. my custom all bone slides have either relief carvings or ingravings adorning them. Thats why their called custom !! 3rd.. My bone slides are not prefectly round like the store bought ones, i perfer them to have ridges and flat spots on them as this produces a different sound when played on the strings. 4th …i don`t sell on ebay or any other site on the internet..all my sales are with my two dealers, one in the east and one out west. 5th..i hand carve each slide and put in hours of handsanding to achieve it`s smooth as glass finish, unlike my competitor who uses a lathe to produce his slides. At present my work load as me holding orders 2 months out, i must being doing something right.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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