The diddley bow is a unique and rustic musical instrument that has been a part of American folk music for generations. Built from the innovative spirit of the Dust Bowl era, this one-string guitar is a testament to the ingenuity of early blues musicians who had limited resources at their disposal.
The Diddley Bow is constructed from a simple wooden stick and a cigar box, creating a raw, earthy sound that is full of character. It is an electric instrument that is fitted with a piezo pickup, allowing for amplification and a wider range of tonal possibilities.
Thanks to its unique sound and simplicity, the diddley bow has been sampled by 8dio for their Misfit Collection, with an impressive 4,326 samples recorded. The instrument’s distinct sound has been used in a variety of music genres, including blues, rock, and folk.
At Dust Βowl Cinematic, we celebrate the musical heritage of the Dust Bowl era, and the diddley bow is a perfect representation of this ethos. It is a musical instrument that pays homage to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of early blues musicians, and we are proud to offer it as part of our collection.