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Insane Viral Videos:  Sacred Steel phenom makes a 2x4 lap steel scream + Mojo Johnson & his Pitchfork Guitar
Here's your insane viral videos of the week!  We've got instruments made by 2x4's and pitchforks.

Legendary cigar box guitar builder enters Paint Lid Challenge!  He's built for Paul McCartney, Johnny Depp, Steven Tyler & others.
When we created the Paint Lid Resonator Challenge, we based the idea on the iconic instruments of Matty Baratto, a guitar luthier from North Hollywood, California.  He originated the paint lid concept many years ago and has constantly improved on it.

His paint lid reso 'Cigfiddles' have been used by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Johnny Depp and even Paul McCartney's Grammy award winning performance on Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary.
 
See Baratto's entry along with the rest at the Paint Lid Challenge pages
 

VIDEO & PHOTOS:  What are these mystery dulcimers?
Put your detective hats on and join in the discussion.  We've just received these two antique dulcimer-type instruments and we're trying to track down the history. See the photos and the video overview!

We've got the brand new Hymn for Her music video, "Milkweed!"
Hymn For Her are back with a brand new video, "Milkweed."   Cigar box guitarist/singer, Lucy Tight tells us "this track features some psychedelic cigar box."  Tight's three-string cigar box guitar was made by Johnny Lowebow of Memphis TN and features one bass and two guitar strings. 

WE MESSED UP!  Last week's feature story had the wrong link.  Here's the corrected link.  (It was Shane's fault!)  Artistic Lap Steel Guitars:  Here's how its done!

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