NaNophotoNics item used

  • NaNophotoNics Blanda Blank bowl
  • Other items:
  • Broom handle
  • Tuning mechanism
  • Two nuts & bolts
  • One string
  • Microphone from an 80’s guitar


NaNophotoNics’s Blanda Blank bowl seemed like a good base for acoustic Diddley Bow, even though I installed a microphone. The Diddley Bow is a single-stringed American instrument which influenced the development of the blues sound. It consists of a single string of baling wire tensioned between two nails on a board over a glass bottle, which is used both as a bridge and as a means to magnify the instrument’s sound.

~ by Kurt Rapudé