That spirit is exemplified locally by Mike Snowden, a Marietta resident who builds, sells and plays cigar box guitars. Snowden Guitars, which sell out quickly, go for hundreds of dollars a pop.
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The three-string electric blues box slide guitars from the library system — which can be played with or without an amp — come with the guitar, a glass slide, an instructional booklet and a play-along audio CD with blues backing tracks.
They are available for check out at the following branches: Milton, Northeast-Spruill Oaks, Northwest, Buckhead, Peachtree, Metropolitan, Southeast, Adams Park, Wolf Creek and South Fulton.
Here are some tips from the library system:
• The guitar is an adult item, not intended for children
• It checks out for seven days
• It must be returned in the branch that it is checked out from.
• It can't be placed on hold
• It is $1 per day each day it is late
• The lost or damaged fee is $50
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Avoid the "Summer Slide" 1. Read: Make a trip with your child to the library to pick out books. Create a regular schedule for daily reading. 2. Practice math: Total up the grocery bill, follow a recipe, or calcuate time. 3. Turn off the TV and computer screens. 4. Create art projects. 5. Try science experiments. 6. Eat healthful foods. 7. Play outside. 8. Visit a museum. 9. Read poetry. 10. Keep up a bedtime routine for good sleep habits. Source: National Summer Learning Association