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Local Cigar Box Guitar Makers Bring Appalachian Folk Craft to L.A.

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Acoustic guitars made from cigar boxes, shower drains, old-school keyholes and other found parts make sweet Appalachian folk sounds. Meet two local cigar box guitar makers in this video sent in by Lisa Rau.

Where to find: Mark Melchior strums downtown, often outside the Underground Smoke Shop on Spring St. Matty Baratto's NoHo repair shop is open by appointment only.