Imperial Valley Guitar Co. specializes in resonator guitars and acoustic Hawaiian guitars. This is a new product from them that goes right along with their resonators. It’s a slide that’s made from quartz. This slide is literally made from quartz crystal. The Champagne quartz is drilled and turned on a lathe to make a really unique and cool sounding slide.
Tone-wise the Champagne slide is warmer and not as whiney as a glass slide and has less string noise. The sound is somewhere between brass and glass. Even though it’s actually made from stone, it’s not especially heavy. Even with the extra thick walls it’s still only 2.2 ounces, lighter than a heavy wall brass or steel slide.
Champagne Quartz Slide Dimensions:
• 60mm (2 3/8″) long
• 28.5mm (1 1/8″) outside diameter
• 19mm (3/4″) inside diameter
• 4.75mm (3/16″) thick walls
• #9 ring size
• 2.2 oz weight
• Equivalent to medium size, heavy wall in glass slides