Necessity is the mother of invention, so when Bogdon Vasquaf couldn’t afford to shell out hundreds of dollars for an upright bass, he decided to just build one himself out of cardboard. The Bogdon Box Bass is a cut above your usual homemade instrument, though. Constructed from a cardboard box and weedwacker twine, it became a sensation. Bogdon took his invention to the annual NAMM trade show, where it won the coveted Best In Show award. You can now buy the Box Bass kit at music stores all over the world.