Five Points Instruments is an instrument house created and operated by New York City folk musician Joe Jung in 2011 after he stumbled across the book CIGAR BOX GUITARS: THE ULTIMATE DIY GUIDE FOR THE MAKERS AND PLAYERS OF THE HANDMADE MUSIC REVOLUTION by David Sutton.  Each instrument that comes out of the Five Points workshop is unique in its design and sound.  Differing sizes, woods, hand-crafted necks, pickup placement and decorative materials imbue each instrument with its very own sound and playability.   Three and four string guitars play very differently than a standard six string, therefore the player must re-examine how he or she approaches music, leading to expanded creativity and appreciation for working within new boundaries.

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