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Jansch talks about having to attempt to build his own first guitar, since there was no way he could ever afford to buy one.
Some of the earliest skiffle bands consisted of more-or-less homemade instruments. Many of the folk pioneers tell of gigs that literally paid nothing; at least when Bob Dylan played what were called the Basket joints in Greenwich Village he might go home with 4 or 5 bucks in tips, and in one of his early taking blues songs he recalls that his first paid gig in New York was as a harmonica player for a dollar a day.
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Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival
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