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C.B. Gitty Cigar Box Diddley Bow One-String Guitar Kit Natural

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1500000008121   POS #:112046578
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The C. B. Gitty "Diddley Bow" Kit will surprise you with what you can do with just ONE string. This is how the Blues began…and many cultures around the world have uni-string instruments. All you need in the kit is here, and basic tools like drill, saw, screwdriver, file etc are all you need. Want to find out how BB King and (yes) Bo Diddley got the...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The C. B. Gitty "Diddley Bow" Kit will surprise you with what you can do with just ONE string. This is how the Blues began…and many cultures around the world have uni-string instruments. All you need in the kit is here, and basic tools like drill, saw, screwdriver, file etc are all you need. Want to find out how BB King and (yes) Bo Diddley got their start? It's right here.

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.

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