Sorry about that last rant. I am very passionate about this since I worked for a corporation that took away from it’s employees but gave back to themselves like all the employees did not play a role in it.

I was browsing the web regarding cigar box guitars and I’ve noticed a proud American comeback of a tradition that will not let go. Every time I hear music from this instrument and hear someone sing a soulful song along with it. My eyes may swell up with tears, my heart will defidently pound and I feel proud and happy. This music touches my soul. It is no surprise that it does the same to alot of people out there. Even celebrities are picking up these wonderful instruments and playing them. I personally think they sound better then any overpriced expensive guitar made by major corporations. Johnny Depp, Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers of course), Paul Simon,  and Jack White have all joined the revolution in music.

When you see one you see the luthier’s soul, their love for the music and instrument. This isn’t just a trend that will fade away, even the bigger companies are feeling the pull. You get new larger companies like Daddy Mojo guitars making high quality ones. Now I say more power to them, higher priced ones is not necessary but it does bring in people who want that. More fire for the internally burning passion for these instruments. Just like how the major shoe corporations are seeing people “wiggle their toes” at them because of the barefoot movement, Gibson, Fender, Ibanez, are all feeling a large number of musicians take strings off their guitars to play 3(not the best metaphor I can come up with).

My first cigar box guitar planning is almost complete, I’m currently ironing out some wrinkles in my design. Once that is cleared up then I will finish gathering the supplies and start building and getting pictures up here. I’m not used to blogging, I feel like I come off as someone ranting, but then again I also feel passionate about this music. I feel passionate about the people it represents, the music and culture. Enjoy this piece of the American Dream, and keep rockin’ to keep freedom ringing.

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