So in that I needed a diddley bow (one stringer) and had an old piece of quite warped wood lying around
-and a cool box just sent (thanks Jack and Jean!) from longtime friends in Florida, and a fresh pickup… why not BUILD one?
This time I laid the bar-type pickup alongside the neck under the top near where the neck meets the body, put a bass string on ‘er and tuned it to C.
I sanded, then stained the neck with hot coffee grounds just to match the box a bit more.
Hadn’t built a git for quite some time and decided as I’m getting close to finishing my tracking on the next recording project, the song needed a fresh one as opposed to using any of my many other diddleys.
Also used one of my bud Shane Speal’s amazing slides to work that string 🙂
She was fun to make and is a joy to play.
As always, thanks for stopping by! -Glenn