20 Iconic GuitarsFrom 'Lucille' to 'Trigger,' great guitars and the musicians who love them
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Bo Diddley's Cigar Box
The late Bo Diddley fashioned homemade guitars from cigar boxes, an old folk tradition that gave his signature instrument its distinctive rectangular shape. Before Gretsch began producing Diddley's guitars, he built two dozen or more of this own, famously giving one to Dick Clark after a career-making appearance on American Bandstand.