5 min. Diddley Bow- Red oak 3/4”X 24” dowel,18.5” Scale, .049 Flatwound string tuned low D

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Comment by BrianQ. on October 1, 2018 at 1:28pm

Littley Bow or Lil’ Bow is what I’m calling it?

Comment by BrianQ. on October 1, 2018 at 1:25pm

Yea, as busy as I get, I gotta keep it simple so they don’t sit around unfinished for too long. I like to finish what I start in a single session. I’m a big fan of keep it simple stupid. Cheers 

Comment by Andy Busch on October 1, 2018 at 10:09am

Nicely done.  Some of my simplest builds are my favorites.

Comment by Dave Lynas on October 1, 2018 at 6:19am

I have a 18 inch scale length Shane Speal “Chugger” two string. It was the first CBG I got years ago. I still have it. It’s inspired me ever since.

Comment by Dave Lynas on October 1, 2018 at 6:14am

Not bad Brian. 5 min. Well spent!

Comment by BrianQ. on September 30, 2018 at 2:46pm

This 18.5” scale was an experiment, not to mention I have a growing pile of cutoffs 18-26” in length. When I saw the “Portland cowboy” guitar in Shane’s book, which is 18” scale length, I knew I was onto something? Basically I went with the short scale to accommodate the lengths of wood I had on hand. I plan to stain the top/neck & gift it out. Thanx guys :D

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on September 30, 2018 at 1:06pm

Also simple to fly with, short-scale takes up very little space... -Glenn

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on September 30, 2018 at 1:05pm

Nice! Where to start? Mostly build diddleys in this season cuz lack of time, ease of building regardless of a fresh design I may come up with, 1 string (always have lying around), challenge to play w. heart/theSongNotMerePerformance sans extra strings. Simple therapy, fun, give 'em away often. Yup! -Glenn

Comment by BrianQ. on September 30, 2018 at 12:52pm

These days I don’t have much time for building, so I get in where I can uncle 

Comment by Uncle John on September 30, 2018 at 10:07am

5 minutes!   You need to prolong the fun!  That all looks proportionate and good.  Short scales are harder to sound good on for me.  Takes more precision.   But they are comfy and comfy is good.

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