yup , here's my entry specifically made for the contest .

The ACME Corporation 1918 TWANG-A-GONG Diddly bow .

100% period materials . Including the string .

Dear Father , I hope this gift finds you well , I hasten to voice my concern of trust in the new pony express replacement “Parcel Post “ service. Nonetheless , I am anxious to exclaim my start of a new business venture in my own guitar company . Do accept this prototype model as a Yuletide gift . Mother is beside her self wondering where the badge went from the ACME stove . and it breaks my heart to witness her confusion as to why the clock won’t chime anymore . Yet I can’t bring myself to tell her .. lest I make the 100’s of dollars I expect from this business when it catches on. OH goodness , I must bid you farewell, Mother has just now noticed the keyhole cover missing from the front door.

Best Regards ,

Lil Pick

MATERIALS;

Antique box

Clock Gong (Finally found the secret to making this work well and sound like church bells)

BRASS KEY HOLE BRASS HARDWARE

Acme badge from period stove.

Hand made tuner…carved wood and a bolt.

ALL SCREWS ARE PERIOD ( slotted and Robertson . only available at the time .)

Pop rivit is period.

Even the string is period material . (catgut and silver plated steel, I believe were the only strings available at the time .) I happen to have a pack of silver plated Martin strings . so I used one on this .

No pickup or any electrics ( not available at the time .) the gong coil makes its own reverb and reso .

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Comment by the anonymous pick on November 29, 2021 at 4:53pm

have at it Glenn ;-)

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on November 28, 2021 at 3:47pm
So sometime on at least 1 or more diddley bulids I MUST rip off your tuner idea, LOVE dat Pick! -Glenn
Comment by Glenn Kaiser on November 28, 2021 at 3:40pm

You ROCK bro... SO COOL! Kudos! -Glenn

Comment by the anonymous pick on November 26, 2021 at 8:38pm

cheers unk ;-)

Comment by Uncle John on November 26, 2021 at 10:37am

Great concept, product and note.  You stand a high chance of winning something.  

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