Diddley Bow Making

This is a didley bow I made, this one is constructed with the following:

  • scrap wood – approx 4×2”
  • glass beer bottle
  • scrap block of wood
  • x2 screws
  • copper wire or nylon fishing line

The glass bottle was held in place with a couple of tacks and some hot glue, fishing line was used first, but then changed to copper wire which much improved the volume. Its really important to get the string as tight as you can without damaging the bottle or pulling out the screws (picture from another diddley bow build).

Version 2 will be on the way soon…….

Low Fi amp building here

Electric Diddley Bow version two Building here