Guitar Slide from a Wine Bottle

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One interesting historical example of upcycled crafting is bottleneck guitar– or as it is now widely known, slide guitar. The unique resonant sound of slide guitar was originally formed by playing with a glass bottleneck over one finger and running the slide up and down the strings. While the materials for making slides have evolved, bottles are still a popular choice of material. We were given one, and as it has been used over the years, the piece has developed some lovely scratches that give the glass beautiful character. has two great ideas for making your own, including a “Burning Twine” method that sounds really cool (and drunkenly dangerous).

4 thoughts on “Guitar Slide from a Wine Bottle

  1. woowhokids says:

    how fun! my dad, of texas box guitars, makes these bottle-neck slides for his handmade slide guitars, and he uses the base of the wine bottle for soap dishes for my mom’s goat milk soaps (of cosmic goat soap). so fun to see something so close to home featured on craft!

  2. MARK MILLER says:

    Hello Making real bottleneck slides from wine bottle necks is a lot of fun. Email me at for pics Thank You!!! M&M Real Bottleneck Slides(if your not happy im not happy)

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