This is were it all began. The Coricidin cold medicine bottle. It was the most sought after
sound of many of the original bluesmen. It was Duane Allman's trademark sound and
through out the 20th century these were found even in the poorest of house holds...it was a
doctor in the bottle! Now as they are completely scarce to find, they generally run upward of
500 dollars and I'm sure you'll next ask, "I've heard of those before...."
"What's so special about a Coricidin bottle????"
It's all about the TONE!...this type of glass produces a perfect sound undefinable in all the
words of the English language and they don't make this type of glass anymore, they haven't
for along time..... the sustain is far, far, far superior than any other slide BY LEAPS AND
BOUNDS...Try one once, and you'd all ways remember what it was like to play with the
absolute best slide ever!
They sound just that good!
This last example is the end of and great era...this particular on was made right before
plastic bottles ..Notice the double lip? It's a child safety cap. You can also see how the glass
formula has changed into the modern glass we use in manufacturing today. This is from the
70's and early 80's. There's no joy in playing this one :(
I've heard of people buying old pre war bottles for 10 cent at yard sales...What a fantastic
If you have the opportunity to buy one at a fair price its a must and a life keeper.... after one
time using it, it would make more since to trade your guitar before you trade your trusty
What ever you do....
Just don't drop it!