Ko Cho and guitar
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Myanmar man makes guitars from Cyclone Nargis wood

Myanmar craftsman Ko Cho has been making guitars at his home on the outskirts of Yangon for nearly two decades.

Today, most of his guitars are built from mahogany, which was found strewn across the city after Cyclone Nargis hit the region in 2008.

He said using this naturally-fallen wood meant he was creating for "remembrance", referring to the estimated 138,000 people who died during the storm that ravished the country.

BBC News visited Ko Cho's home to see him at work.

Video journalist: Danny Bull

  • 02 Apr 2015
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