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Short necked electric slide guitar

Postby devermb » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:54 am

I am looking for a short necked guitar on which to play slide guitar. Does anyone know of or have one for sale?
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Re: Short necked electric slide guitar

Postby maxx england » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:17 pm

I have a dreadful little 3/4 scale kiddie single pickup Strat shaped thing. Terrible as a guitar, but surprisingly good as a lap instrument. Don't ask me how the transformation takes place. So that's my suggestion, look for a 3/4 size kids guitar and think about better electrics.
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Re: Short necked electric slide guitar

Postby allanlummox » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:29 pm

I had my eye on an early 60's les paul junior for a while - actually the body from a doublecut full sized PL, with a 3/4 neck.

P-90 pickup, too. Just a super cool little guitar. Blue Note Music in Berkeley, Ca., bet he still has it.
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Re: Short necked electric slide guitar

Postby rossfloss » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:40 pm

A friend of mine has a smaller scale acoustic guitar which he rigged a P90 pickup in the sound hole. Man does it have a fantastic slide tone. Especially when played through this little boutique, 15 watt, hand-wired amp he has.

My best suggestion for whatever it's worth is to put a P90 or any hot-wired soapbar style pickup in it to get a raunchier slide tone. If you're looking for a more janky, "Mississippi Fred McDowell" style slide tone then any of those old D'Armond style pickups will work wonders.

(just a side note) Has anyone else ever noticed how those D'Armond pickups are the most amazing pieces of magnet and wire you've ever heard for fuzz distortion? Damn!
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Re: Short necked electric slide guitar

Postby deltablues57 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:01 am

Look at the Airline h44. This was THE electric slide machine. Eastwood makes a nice copy...Delta
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Re: Short necked electric slide guitar

Postby guitarslim101 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:46 pm

The old SIlvertone 1448 makes a nice slide guitar, too. They can usually be had for around $300 on ebay, a bit more if they come with the tube amp-in-case (which is a nifty little bugger).

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Re: Short necked electric slide guitar

Postby maxx england » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:26 pm

Kay did a little busker/travel electric that was almost nothing but neck and a minimum body, like a sort of short rifle. Haven't seen one for years, but now I've mentioned it, they'll be everywhere.
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Re: Short necked electric slide guitar

Postby rustyslide » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:35 pm

rossfloss wrote:(just a side note) Has anyone else ever noticed how those D'Armond pickups are the most amazing pieces of magnet and wire you've ever heard for fuzz distortion? Damn!


They're pretty fuzzy alright!
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