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The Cigar Box Guitar Revolution is sweeping the country. Builders and players are discovering a brand new hobby from years ago. Beginning in the late 1800s musicians would sometimes build their instruments from Cigar Boxes. This was inexpensive and was often the only way for a musician to acquire an instrument to play. Today, building instruments from Cigar Boxes is a way to return to our roots, a great way to be creative, and a wonderful way to meet new and interesting friends. Welcome to the world of Cigar Box Guitars.

Max Shores recorded the following video of Microwave Dave playing Shad with a Shekel. This video is part of Max's documentary film "Songs Inside the Box". Thanks Dave and Max!.



We had so much fun, we decided to do it again!

Cigar Box Guitar Miniganza Number Two!

Sunday, Sept 15, 2013

at the Daniel Day Gallery

3025 6th Ave South, Birmingham, Alabama, 35233

$15 at the door / BYOB

Scheduled to appear:

RB Stone

Microwave Dave

Justin Johnson


The Off The Hook food truck will be there!

More Info on the Facebook Event Page

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Alabama Public Television broadcast "Songs Inside the Box"  on Tuesday, April 14, 2009!


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