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Complete One-string Cigar Box Guitar (Diddley Bow) Kit

Complete One-string Cigar Box Guitar (Diddley Bow) Kit

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  • Materials: cigar box, wood
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Description

The easiest way you'll ever find to build a working, playable stringed instrument. It just doesn't get any easier than this!

Originally designed for teachers to build with students, this kit allows ANYONE to build an instrument and start making music!

Demo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz4EMKNpqVQ

How-to-Build Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IblBtSiqARk

What is a diddley bow?

A diddley bow is a one-string instrument whose lineage goes back thousands of years. The first prototype diddley bow (in the style also known as a Musical Bow) was painted on cave walls in France upwards of 15,000 years ago! Traditionally, diddley bows were made using a plank with two nails/posts with a tightened string stretched between them. When that string is plucked or struck with a stick, and a smooth hard object is used as a slide and moved up and down on the string, different pitches result and melodies can be played. You can see a picture of the style of diddley bow built from this kit above.

What does this kit include?

All of the parts you'll need to build your diddley bow are in this kit. The cigar box, neck, tuner, string and other necessary hardware are all in there. We also provide online access to the free how-to guide and how-to video (links below), as well as a wealth of how-to-play videos and examples.
The easiest way you'll ever find to build a working, playable stringed instrument. It just doesn't get any easier than this!

Originally designed for teachers to build with students, this kit allows ANYONE to build an instrument and start making music!

Demo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz4EMKNpqVQ

How-to-Build Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IblBtSiqARk

What is a diddley bow?

A diddley bow is a one-string instrument whose lineage goes back thousands of years. The first prototype diddley bow (in the style also known as a Musical Bow) was painted on cave walls in France upwards of 15,000 years ago! Traditionally, diddley bows were made using a plank with two nails/posts with a tightened string stretched between them. When that string is plucked or struck with a stick, and a smooth hard object is used as a slide and moved up and down on the string, different pitches result and melodies can be played. You can see a picture of the style of diddley bow built from this kit above.

What does this kit include?

All of the parts you'll need to build your diddley bow are in this kit. The cigar box, neck, tuner, string and other necessary hardware are all in there. We also provide online access to the free how-to guide and how-to video (links below), as well as a wealth of how-to-play videos and examples.

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