What's your go-to guitar for playing slide?

GulfportBound

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Just curious, ladies and gentlemen. Here's mine:

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She gets a sweet sound when I slide running both pickups.
Slide of choice: A small glass bottle such as the ones in which you buy hobby paint
and the like. Not that far removed from Duane Allman's fabled Coricidin bottle,
and the glass is pretty thick, too.

OK, your turn . . .
 

Don A

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I usually turn to my '59 ES-225. Not only because of the P90s and hollow body, but I keep bigger strings on it than my other electrics.
 

GulfportBound

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I usually turn to my '59 ES-225. Not only because of the P90s and hollow body, but I keep bigger strings on it than my other electrics.

I use .10s on the guitar I showed above and .9s on all my other guitars. The .10s on that
guitar work beautifully.
 

slider

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G&L Legacy primarily, gets the sounds of Lowell George, Bonnie Raitt, Sonny Landreth etc. Highish action, 10-52 strings.
But really, any old thing. Can do about 94% as well on my LP copy with low action and 10=46s.
 

Rod

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Here's my other slide guitar built from custom order Warmoth parts. Limba, Koa. Gibson scale... strung with 013 to 56's... high action . Open E or A...View media item 37040
 
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Don A

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I use .10s on the guitar I showed above and .9s on all my other guitars. The .10s on that
guitar work beautifully.

Same here. .009s on all but the ES-225. Not for slide, but because the hollow body seems to work better with them.
 

Sweetfinger

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Depends on the key/tuning. I keep several slide guitars around in various tunings. My current "Go-to" ones for playing live are:
Open D, Squier VM Jazzmaster (the one with the Danelectro bridge)
Open E, an old Kay Busker that is heavily modded.
Open B or C, an 80s bolt-on Explorer copy
Open G or A, a different Squier Jazzmaster.
Open E lap steel, a National New Yorker
C6 Steel, a Supro 8 string
Standard tuning slide I play on whatever I'm holding- lately a Squier Jazzmaster, Oscar Schmidt Delta King, or an Oscar Schmidt OE-30 jazzbox.

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smolder

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Pretty much any of them, though I like the access of my SG's. I used to think I needed a dedicated guitar with high action and higher gauge strings for slide. A bunch of practice makes that a none issue. With practice and a lighter touch, slide works on any of my regulars.
 

kimock

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Depends on the key/tuning. I keep several slide guitars around in various tunings. My current "Go-to" ones for playing live are:
Open D, Squier VM Jazzmaster (the one with the Danelectro bridge)
Open E, an old Kay Busker that is heavily modded.
Open B or C, an 80s bolt-on Explorer copy
Open G or A, a different Squier Jazzmaster.
Open E lap steel, a National New Yorker
C6 Steel, a Supro 8 string
Standard tuning slide I play on whatever I'm holding- lately a Squier Jazzmaster, Oscar Schmidt Delta King, or an Oscar Schmidt OE-30 jazzbox.

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Dude, you're doing it wrong. .
 

Whiskeyrebel

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Plywood Epiphone Special II strung with flatwound 12s, tuned open E. It has a Palm Pedal B & G bender and a nut with slots cut high.
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