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Built my first Diddley Bo on Friday.  It has become my NEW favorite musical instrument!  Gonna start building more of them, I think.  Great way t oget rid of any odd guitar strings you have laying around. :)


Drillbit slipped, so the tuner is slightly to one side.  But it still works just fine.


Used a sink drain cover for the soundhole.  The bridge is a piece of the wooden block that came in the box.  Have no clue what type of wood it is.  Also had to slice a chunk of the dowel off so that it would fit around the drain cover and used a self-tapping screw to keep the dowel from rotating.


This one I didn't make as a through neck, but I think I will on the next one.  As you can see the string started digging into the lid.


Finally got some spade bits for drilling holes and it makes a world of difference.  The hole was a perfect fit for the 1 inch red oak dowel.

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Comment by Ted Crocker on March 13, 2011 at 6:08pm
Nice work!  Love the other 2 CBGs too
Comment by Arnold Kelly on March 13, 2011 at 6:28pm
Thanks Ted!
Comment by Richard Stark on March 14, 2011 at 11:10pm
cool deal Arnold. Digggin the didley fun as hell to play.
Comment by Arnold Kelly on March 14, 2011 at 11:12pm
I think so too. Looking to build another one soon.
Comment by Neil Lindsay on April 19, 2011 at 5:45am

Hey Arnold, nice build and they sure are a lot of fun to play. I just finished my first bow the other day and already i'm looking at another build.



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