TODAY'S FIVE COOL THINGS feature five random photos found in my computer archives of DIY Instrument photos. Because I didn't have background information and copyright clearance on them, these were some of the many photos left out of my book, Making Poor Man's Guitars.
Photo 1 (above) - Check out the dapper guy on the left with his homemade cigar box violin. The gent next to him also has a homemade banjo. Can you imagine the music they played???
Photo 2 - Unidentified musician with his one-string shipping crate cello.
Photo 3 - Vaudeville act with one-string gourd cello, fretless zithers and other instruments.
Photo 4 - Soldier with six-string wooden box Hawaiian slide guitar
Photo 5 - Oddities from unknown publication