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Made from Magnesium, the lightest structural metal on earth, 33% lighter than glass. Warm tone, great sustain and minimal string noise.
Made from Magnesium, the lightest structural metal on earth, 33% lighter than glass. Warm tone, great sustain and minimal string noise.
276 backers pledged $12,027 to help bring this project to life.

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Order on Kickstarter by July 3 and save up to 50% of MSRP on this revolutionary new magnesium guitar slide.

The MagSlide is an innovative, patent pending guitar slide made of magnesium, the lightest structural metal on earth. Magnesium is the eight most abundant element on earth, and is 5x lighter than brass, 75% lighter than steel and 33% lighter than glass. Plated in black chrome, the MagSlide offers a rich, warm tone with an uncompromising amount of sustain.

Because it is lighter than the typical slide, the MagSlide can be played on lighter gauge strings with lower action, not just on a guitar especially set up for slide playing.

For the past year, the MagSlide has been played and tested by some great slide players across the country and continues to exceed everyone's expectations.

We are launching this Kickstarter campaign to allow us to increase the size of the first production run and to help us get it to market quickly so we can begin working on other sizes and shapes of slides we will be producing in the near future. It will also help us spread the word before it is introduced to the music industry at-large at Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN, June 28-30.

The patents have been filed, the tooling has been ordered and the first production run is scheduled for early July.

Order your MagSlide on Kickstarter for some great discounts, and be the first to receive this revolutionary new guitar slide!

Risks and challenges

We think the risk and challanges for producing the MagSlide are minimal.

The engineering, prototyping and testing is complete, the patents have been filed, and the molds are already completed. The first test parts have been run and are in the process on being chromed.

The first production run of 2500 slides will be ready to ship to Kickstarter backers in July.

The MagSlide is a collaboration between TJ Carter and his dad Tom, who founded EXPOGO Displays, Inc., in 1988, and who has developed and patented numerous ground-breaking products for the exhibit industry over the past 30 years.

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    THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!

    For those who don't play slide guitar, (however it does make a great gift), but would like to support our project, you will recieve a big "Thank You" on our website, and be the first to know about our next exciting upcoming projects.

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    Cool MagSlide T-Shirt

    Order your NextLevel Tri-Blend MagSlide T-shirt to show your support for this project.. Available in S, M L, XL and XXL.

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    MagSlide "SUPER EARLY BIRD" Special

    Order your MagSlide and take advantage of our "Super Early Bird" Special limited to the first 100 slides sold, and receive yours first when we begin shipping in July. Includes free drawstring pouch.

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    MagSlide "EARLY BIRD SPECIAL"

    Great "Early Bird" special includes a free drawstring pouch with your MagSlide. Be in the first batch orders shipping out in July!

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    MagSlide "KICKSTARTER" Special

    Order your MagSlide and be among the first among your fellow slide players to have this revolutionary new guitar slide. Includes free drawstring pouch and MagSlide sticker.

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    MagSlide with T-Shirt Combo

    Order your MagSlide with a T-Shirt and save with this great combo package!

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    3-Pack "GREAT GIFT IDEA" Special

    Order three MagSlides for you and your friends and receive one FREE MagSlide T-Shirt.

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    Pledge $95 or more About $95

    6-PACK "RETAIL STORE" Special

    Buy FIVE MagSlides for your store and receive a free in-store demo slide to let your customers test drive before they buy.

    Be among the first retail stores to offer your customers this revolutionary new guitar slide.

    Includes retail packaging and drawstring bags.

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    Pledge $185 or more About $185

    12-PACK "RETAIL STORE" Special

    Buy ELEVEN MagSlides for your store and receive a free in-store demo slide to let your customers test drive before they buy.

    Includes retail packaging and drawstring bags.

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    48-PACK "DISTRIBUTOR" SPECIAL

    Due to the overwhelming worldwide interest, we are offering a "Distributor Special" for importing a larger quantity of MagSlides to sell to retail stores.

    Order 48 MagSlides during our Kickstarter campaign for additional savings! Includes retail packaging and drawstring bags.

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    96-PACK DISTRIBUTOR SPECIAL

    Order 96 MagSlides and take advantage of the additional savings on both the slides and the shipping!

    Includes retail packaging and drawstring bags.

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Funding period

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