#1
Well i just finished building my Diddley Bow.

If you're not familiar with the bow, its an improvised one string blues slide instrument.

I made mine from a piece of cherry.

Specs:
29 3/4" scale length
Old tuner
Eye hook as nut
Sharpie'd on fret markers/frets
No name humbucker
Pony bottle of Rolling Rock as bridge
Two small hexagonal nuts as string ferrule
Wired straight to output



12th "fret" "inlay"


24th "fret" "inlay"


Rolling Rock bottle "bridge"
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#2
Wow, thats actually amazing, well done for making it

Sound clips please?
this is the stickyest incident since stick the sticky stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun
#3
Sound clips likely have to wait till tomorrow, the epoxy that's holding in the bottle is still drying.
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#4
That's really neat, and I really like the idea of a bottlebridge.
One question, though: What's the symbol on the 12th fret?
I also like that you turned the pickup 90deg so that the string sits right in the middle of its field.
#5
Oh sorrry, forgot to explain that one. Its my bands symbol, Kir Hareseth (pronounced
KEER HAIR-IH-SETH)
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#6
Here's a vid of me messing with it early this morning.

This Is Really Bad (Video)
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#7
what string did you use, and did you just find any old plank and cut it to size? or does it matter what wood is used? what size is recommended?
#8
I just asked my local music shop for their thickest unwound string.

The wood was just a scrap piece of cherry I picked up at a local lumber yard for free.

Dimension wise, the wood needs to be just a bit wider than yur pickup, and the length can be pretty much anything depednding on how high/low the notes you wanna hit with it are.
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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#9
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Sound clips likely have to wait till tomorrow, the epoxy that's holding in the bottle is still drying.






Best guitar building line ever.
#10
Definitely one of the more interesting lines I've seen on here.
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#11
I'm glad you guys enjoyed the obscurity of that line.
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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