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2014 Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival

The 2014 Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival will be taking place this year on Saturday, August 23.

This is the premiere festival in the Northeast United States, and one of the best ones anywhere in the world. If there is any way you can make it, you need to be there!

Click the image to the left to visit the fest's FaceBook page and get more info.

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"The Gearhead" Series #13 - Cities Service Koolmotor Motor Oil Can Canjo - Antique Reclaimed Wood Neck

"The Gearhead" Series #13 - Cities Service Koolmotor Motor Oil Can Canjo - Antique Reclaimed Wood Neck

This cool one-string hand-made custom canjo is perfect for your favorite gas and oil hound or gearhead! It is loaded with sweet features, and a nice tinny banjo sound too! Check out the demo video (which shows what a ve..

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Combo Deal - "Holler!" CD and Matching T-Shirt

Here's your chance to get both the new "Holler!" album from Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band, along with the matching T-shirt from C. B. Gitty Records. For a limited time you can get both for just $19.99 -- $6.00 of..

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10pc. All-wood "Amplifier-sized" Cigar Boxes - Free shipping in the US!

This shows a representation of the types of boxes you will receive. We do not guarantee that any of these exact boxes will be sent!

This is a random lot of 10 (ten) smaller all-wood cigar boxes, great for ukuleles, one-string diddley bows, amplifiers, purses, clocks and other such projects. We get quite a few of these when buying big wholesale lots of cigar boxes from big suppliers, so we are..

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