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Sloat Blvd
SF, CA, 94132
United States

Harnessing modern glassblowing technology for you to create brilliant music with the “Sound of Glass”.

Through creative innovation & quality craftsmanship, we strive to produce outstanding glass guitar slides and picks that compliment your sound and style. Silica Sound is the original handmade glass guitar slide made with a tapered fit, since 2003. Handcrafted in California, U.S.A.

Silica Sound glass guitar slides are handmade with a thickened end to promote a unique grip on the tip of your finger, as well as added mass for better sustain. They are unlike any other glass guitar slide in the way they feel, sound and look.

About Us

Our (Short-ISH) Story

Silica Sound, LLC is owned and operated by Christopher Davidson.

In 1990, at the age of 12, Chris learned a few licks on the guitar from his dad Joe. This was the beginning of a life-long enjoyment of playing guitar. 

In the spring of 2001, Chris began what will hopefully be a lifelong journey in mastering the art and manipulation of borosilicate glass through flameworking. During the first couple of years of glassblowing, he developed a strong foundation of the craft through making jewelry, sculptural art, marbles, paperweights, and the occasional 'tobacco' pipe.

Silica Sound was born in Eugene, Oregon in 2003. The lack of options for a good fitting and unique slide drove Chris to develop the slides you see today. During research & development we found that the process of adding colored glass to the slide inadvertently formed the snug-fitting tapered interior. This makes our slides the original glass guitar slide with a tapered interior.

Chris has operated Silica Sound over the years while earning a B.S. in Geology at Sonoma State University (2011), and is currently working on a M.S. in Geosciences at San Francisco State University. When time allows, he plays guitars and develops his glassblowing techniques.