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Diddley Bows & 1 Stringers

HEY people,,,just startin this group...will add more later.How to build, tune, play - videos and more.

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Latest Activity: Nov 20, 2017

So I went ahead and made me a guitar. I got me a cigar box, I cut me a round hole in the middle of it, take me a little piece of plank, nailed it onto that cigar box, and I got me some screen wire and I made me a bridge back there and raised it up high enough that it would sound inside that little box, and got me a tune out of it. I kept my tune and I played from then on. —Lightnin' Hopkins


Discussion Forum

DIDDLEY BOW,,,tuning and playin tips.

Started by Willardj. Last reply by Willardj Aug 29, 2012. 3 Replies

Scott Ainslie teaches resonance... BIG DADDY PLAYIN TIPS. Jon Nelson,,,check his other youtube diddley bow instructionals. Continue


2 Screwdriver attack!!!!!!!

Started by Kevin Lassiter Oct 6, 2011. 0 Replies

I've been working on this technique for a little time now & it sounds great! As soon as I get video I'll post it. Anyone else tried this before?

Eddie "One String" Jones

Started by Kevin Lassiter Sep 29, 2011. 0 Replies

I'm having trouble finding info about him, other than the few facts I've found on One String Willie's website. Can anyone help me with this? I'm looking for ANYTHING; cd's, photos, bio, etc......…Continue

Tombstone Diddley Bow?

Started by Kevin Lassiter. Last reply by jim Sep 27, 2011. 2 Replies

Yes you read right, a Diddley on a tombstone. Lonnie Pitchford's headstone has a Diddley Bow on it, which oddly enough the stone was paid for by a Mr John Fogerty.


Started by Willardj. Last reply by Neil Lindsay Apr 14, 2011. 6 Replies

Just start lookin at our members pics...u can figure it out.Thanks to JON NELSON video. Continue

Tags: delta, blues, guitar, box, bow

WASHBOARD,cajun style,build and play de handmade music way!!!

Started by Willardj. Last reply by Tres Seaver Dec 26, 2009. 1 Reply

THIS SITE IS ABOUT HANDMADE MUSIC,,,washboards need to be here....Washboard Leo Thomas Music "Washboard Bill" is "the world's best washboard player" Washboard Chaz teaches washboard technique "Our…Continue

Tags: music., washboardshandmade, blues, cajun

HONORABLE MENTION,,,hear great diddley bow players here.

Started by Willardj. Last reply by Ottie(Sky Dog)Noble Dec 12, 2009. 1 Reply

SO U WANT TO MAKE A DIDDLEY BOW,CHECK THES PLAYERS OUT...Oh what a one string can say...try it you'll like it.Others to be added shortly.Thanks to all de great…Continue

Tags: willie, string, one, bow, diddley

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Comment by Ted Crocker on October 6, 2011 at 10:34pm
Comment by Kevin Lassiter on October 3, 2011 at 10:21am
I advise anyone who is interested in diddley bows to go to www.onestringwillie.com & drop him a line. Willie is one of the BEST players around & will gladly answer any questions you have. Check his videos on You Tube as well!
Comment by Kevin Lassiter on September 30, 2011 at 10:11pm
I have a new video posted on my you tube channel, HomeSpun Sound. I'm having trouble uploading it here, so if you'd like to see it just search my channel on you tube. If you do, I'd love some feedback. Quality isn't all that great though.
Comment by Bo on September 30, 2011 at 8:18pm

Comment by Bo on September 30, 2011 at 8:13pm
Comment by Ted Crocker on September 27, 2011 at 11:10pm

One String Willie!!!



Comment by Kevin Lassiter on September 27, 2011 at 12:59pm
Now this is my kinda people
Comment by Neil Lindsay on February 22, 2011 at 6:06am

Hi all

Just about to start my first Bow build i will try and post some pics over the next few days.


Comment by Willardj on December 17, 2010 at 6:22am

MR.JIM,,,looks like another LOWEBOW...thanks for posting.

Comment by jim on December 17, 2010 at 1:27am


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