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Jazz meets cigar box guitar

Posted on by John McCusker

Many early jazz musicians started out on home-spun instruments. We will display our take on improvised instruments at the Cigar Box Guitar Festival Friday night at the Mint.

Jockomo

Jockomo

Jockomo

Jockomo

Portrait I made of Alvin Alcorn on a slide guitar I made featuring a bed post for a neck.

Portrait I made of Percy Humphrey on a slide guitar I made featuring a bed post for a neck.

Tribute to jazzmen, top, “Jockomo,” a tribute to the Mardi Gras Indians, bottom.

Tribute to jazzmen, top, “Jockomo,” a tribute to the Mardi Gras Indians, bottom.