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Handmade Musical Instruments

It’s safe to say people have been making musical instruments for millennia, though no one knows exactly how long. These days, mass-produced instruments are plentiful and you’ll have to pay a bit more to pick up an instrument that’s been hand-crafted. With the sounds of summer still ringing in our ears, we’ll take a listen to a variety of different handmade instruments and talk to the artists who created them.

Are you a musician who plays on handmade instruments? Does your instrument have a distinctive sound? Whether you’re listening or playing, do handmade instruments affect the way you experience the music?

Have you made your own instrument? What is it?


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