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VIDEO: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith Plays His Cigar Box Guitar

Here's a fun little vid posted by Mr. Dream On himself!  Steven Tyler is sitting on his bed, playing his cigar box guitar that was built by… 

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HOW TO: Build a Cheap Upright Bass Using 1x3 Planks

Check out this cool DIY upright bass from Brian (YouTube name, bmiranda2645).  It features a 1x3 plank from a hardware store.  Other parts…. 

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1917 Short Film: "The Making of a Ukulele"

The video was made from archive footage filmed by the Ford Motor Company around 1917, for a film titled "The Making of a Ukulele". Around t…

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Steve Klein's Pallet Harp Guitar

What's weirder than a cigar box guitar?  The Pallet Harp Guitar! Legendary guitar builder, Steve Klein is known for his innovative designs…

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The Mysterious "Uke Echo" Device from the 1920's

In our relentless pursuit of strange and unusual tone for cigar box guitars and other instruments, we were floored when we tripped over this little piece of history:  The Echo Uke featuring the Ukulele Echo Device from the 1920's.

"Echo Uke" was a brand name of the Hawaiian Mahogany Company, a Honolulu ukulele manufacturer >>Read more...

VIDEO: Plywood Drum Set

Here's a wild idea:  combine various sized CAJONS into a fully functioning drum set.  That's exactly what the folks at German-based Schlagwerk Cajons did at this year's NAMM convention.  Cigar Box Nation's owner, Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker filmed this quick demo.

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String Break Driving Me Crazy.

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