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Making Poor Mans Guitars
Highland Item # 201633
Author: Shane Speal

Cover Price : $19.99
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Making Poor Man's Guitars: Cigar Box Guitars, the Frying Pan Banjo, and Other DIY Instruments. Author, Shane Speal

Many books have been written about how to build cigar box guitars and other unique hand-made instruments... but few have touched on why. This book presents the authentic stories of American DIY music with step-by-step projects, photo studies of antique instruments, interviews with music legends, and historical accounts. Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," brings the making of music and musical instruments back to its roots.

From a simple two-string tin can guitar to an electrified washtub bass, Shane Speal shows how anyone can build amazing musical instruments from found items. Sidebars present the fascinating backstory of the music, capturing struggle, poverty, and the blues within the artistic side of cigar box guitar building. In Making Poor Man's Guitars, Shane Speal shows you how to build amazing musical instruments from found items!

  • Learn how to build cigar box guitars and other musical instruments from found items
  • Step-by-step instructions and over 300 photos
  • The history of cigar box guitars and the golden age of blues and jazz
  • Introduction from the New Orleans Museum of Jazz

Paperback, 176 pages

ISBN 978-1-56523-946-3

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This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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