My new glass guitar slide

After playing at the Tui Community in Takaka I called into STONE ARROW JEWELLERY which is located on the property and asked the owner Nick Feint if he could make me a slide for my guitar.

He immediately asked me to select a bottle that might work and suggested 42 below Vodka. Great! I don’t drink but the alcohol trade has this very useful spinoff just like the baking trade has plastic cards which can be turned into picks!

First he cuts it with a diamond blade…

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Nick making the slide – a few more steps.

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Nick finishing off the slide he made me out of a 42 below bottle neck. Besides this slide Nick recycles glass to make jewellery which you can see on his website here

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Stone Arrow provides for the income of the Feint family Nick, Sybille, Theo and Marty as well as for several local workers.

We are committed to being a socially and environmentally sustainable business and are a member of the NZ Sustainable Business Network. We aim to minimize our footprint on the world in any way we can.”

Which is re-using a bottle neck to make a guitar slide is good for everyone.

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