Constructed on-camera as the opening scene to Davis Guggenheim’s award-winning 2009 documentary “It Might Get Loud,” White’s assembling of the one-string, entry-level instrument, primarily originating from the American South, is followed with the quip “Who says you need to buy a guitar?”

White’s Diddley Bow was displayed at the Museum of Design Atlanta as part of their 2019 exhibition Wire & Wood.