• The Recession Took His Job, So Gipson Shoemaker Turned To Making Box Guitars

    5 monthes ago - By CBS

    MINNEAPOLIS - Sometimes thinking outside of the box can be beneficial. For a Minneapolis man, it was life-changing.
    Gipson Shoemaker's shop is full of all kinds of knick-knacks and random things, and when they come together they create beautiful music.
    Eight years ago, Gipson made his first cigar box guitar. He had been inspired by a documentary, but there may have been another motive. The recession had left Gipson without a job.
    “I lost a house over it. I lost pretty much everything,” he said. “I was back to square one. A lot of people look at you and say- that's really adventurous of you...
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