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Antique Cigar Box Guitars / Banjos and Diddley Bows



Every few weeks an antique cigar box instrument of some type pops up for sale on eBay. You gotta love eBay, it's the first place to find hidden treasures.
 By using eBay you are in fact looking thru peoples closets and attics nationwide, you just never know what someone will dig out of their attic to sell. I often find these old instruments under different keywords searches such as "odd guitar" "homemade guitar" "square guitar" etc....
Many people don't actual label them as a "cigar box guitar," so sometimes there is some detective work into finding them as eBay is vast website.
However, this week a seller has listed in one single auction 5 of them...yes 5 in one auction!
I contacted the seller and asked if I could post the photos on this blog,  so here I am sharing.

Check out these examples of homemade and handmade Cigar Box Americana, How cool are these instruments???