The "Redbone Hound Dog" Solid Bone Slide for Cigar Box Guitar & More
If you're looking for a unique option to add to your slide collection, you don't want to miss this one! In the years that we've been doing this, we've seen slides come in many different materials. Ceramic, Stainless, Brass, Glass, Copper... but this is one of the few we've found at a reasonable price made from a solid piece of cow bone! We custom order these specially dyed to a nice light red color, and with beveled edges for playing comfort.
We named this one the "Redbone Hound Dog" in honor of the famous breed of Redbone coon hound hunting dogs.
These slides are made from real cow bone. They measure in at approximately 2 1/2" (63.5mm) in length, but the length may vary slightly from piece to piece. Due to being a natural product, the side walls of these slides can vary somewhat in thickness, but will be in the 1/8" (3.17 mm) range. They measure approximately 7/8" (22.22 mm) The surface of some slides may have some marks left over from the smoothing and production process - this gives them a bit of "bite" for more of a "growly" sound when playing, if desired, you can polish them smooth with fine-grit sandpaper if desired. There may be small pockmarks and occlusions in some as well, as a feature of natural bone material. The slides have been polished smooth, with some textures of the bone looking like wood when dyed.