Homemade 3-string slide guitardiddley bow. Some pictures first and then me playing a primitive homage to John Fahey–a version of "Poor Boy." Built from 100…

12 thoughts on “Homemade 3-string slide guitar/diddley bow – Poor Boy (John Fahey)

  1. very interesting…. I shall have to get my arse into the workshop and start construction immediately…kev

  2. Excellent video. This should become viral.

  3. Hey, glad you dig it! My friend and I put a lot of love into building it, I guess it shows 😉 Thanks for the kind words!

  4. wow buddy! that ain’t no bad looker for a diddley bow. I’ve been looking around and seeing if these could actually be played and not sound like some avante garde noise rock piece and this vid really takes the cake. beautiful tone and nice playing. great job!

  5. Nope, sorry. Just look it up online, I’m sure you’ll find lots of information.

  6. Thanks for your information! But i don’t know if that’s gonna be enough information for me to try it on my own. Do you have a video or document in which you explain step by step how to make it from scratch? Cind regards, Anouk ( from Belgium)

  7. Thanks for your comment! It’s not hard to make. The only important measurement is the scale length (distance from the nut to the saddle). For a typical lap guitar the scale is usually 22.5 inches or 57.15 centimeters. Good luck and have fun!

  8. hello there, i’m a girl from belgium, whio is surching, how to make yor instrument.
    Its really really nice, like it very much. Is it hard to make it yoyurselve?

    cind regards, Anouk

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