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Everybody Tells Young Folks to Follow Their Dreams, But Few Ever Tell Them the Rewards at the End.
I was rabidly obsessed with the Musicvox Guitar Company when they debuted in the late 90's.  Their Spaceranger model was like electric sex from future's past...the globular shapes, the radical retro 'throwback' look...  To me, they were more beautiful than Strats or Les Pauls.  

I first held one in a Philadelphia guitar store back in 1998.  I was so poor at the time, I walked away, empty handed and sad.

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VIDEO: The Beauty of Wretched Old Guitars


In today's Cigar Box Nation TV, Shane shows off a wretched old parlor guitar and the magic that comes out of the soundhole.  He uses "The Edge" pocketknife slide (available at http://shanespeal.com/shop-guitar-slides)

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Follow-Up: A New Apartment For Wesseh: Your Donations Did It!!!

You've been waiting for this report for two months...

  Personal note:  Nobody told me about the threat of ransom when wiring money to Liberia.  I guess it's something I never considered.  However, the threat was real...and it took us over two months to discreetly and secretly send the funds to Wesseh and his helpers at Immersion Outfitters Ministry. Read more

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