For a lap-style diddley bow, my preference is for an electromagnetic pickup placed within 1/4 of the open string length of the bridge. You can wind your own on a sewing machine bobbin--I have an article in MAKE magazine issue #23 (I…"
"Go to a guitar shop which has an honest to goodness luthier. Make a deal for strings (they all need strings, right?) and see if he has some junkbox tuners. You might not get enough, but it's worth a try. That link to windworld looked good for…"
If your student group is big enough, you might get a guitar manufacturer into "sponsering' your project with some supplies... just a thought, but I think it's happened before... Are there any guitar companies in your area?
I found some on ebay that were reasonably priced. They are just like the "mid priced" in the link that Diane posted above and cost me $9.99 + $6.95 shipping using the "Buy it now" for 3 rights and 3 lefts. The seller also…"
"Hi Wichita Sam,
Like Michael I just started building. I will be teaching a class in the fall at the junior high level on how to build a CBG. My question is where can I find tuning pegs at a reasonable price? The students will pick up some of the…"