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nylon string slide guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Feb 17. 4 Replies

I was wondering if anyone had built a slide guitar with nylon strings, how did it sound? I am currently in late stages of building one, so if no one has I guess we'll find out soon enough.Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to toskya's discussion nylon string slide guitar
"Yep me too, I never considered it until my son tried it, I think on his second build, and it worked fine. A comment I might make is that as nylon strings are softer than steel I would go for a hard tension set, a higher action and /or a light slide…"
Feb 17
the anonymous pick replied to toskya's discussion nylon string slide guitar
"Obviously it won't work with a mag pickup ,  i used a rod piezo  and it worked great . used a tin body also . but works on wood too. "
Feb 17
toskya replied to toskya's discussion nylon string slide guitar
"good to know, I've never seen it done and was starting to get worried the build was going to be a waste of time."
Feb 17
the anonymous pick replied to toskya's discussion nylon string slide guitar
"yup .  nylon strings work  well  with a slide . "
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nylon string slide guitar

I was wondering if anyone had built a slide guitar with nylon strings, how did it sound? I am currently in late stages of building one, so if no one has I guess we'll find out soon enough.See More
Feb 17
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i was looking for historical plans and ended up here
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