D. Rickert Re-introduces its Celebrated Cigar Box Fiddles. Also, you will find lots of additional information, photos, video demos etc. in some of our earlier blog posts:. Love this video. Suspect that it will really irritate some of the the people who irritate us as well, but that is not the intent of showing the video. By the way, the electric cigar box fiddle is the instrument Don Designed. A violin made from a cigar box is sound tested. The neck is made of pear wood, and the fingerboard of beech. Watch: Glenn Donnellan plays his electric baseball bat violin. LATEST VIDEOS.
We even included a link to a video post over on Cigar Box Nation where you can see W. Snake Johnson of the The Prodigal String Band. Two videos of Rev. Snake playing his electric cigar box fiddle are including among the videos above. This vintage cigar box has been turned into a fully functioning 4/4 fiddle. But it plays for real–just watch and listen to one of my fiddles in the video section of this site.
The great comedian performing a routine featuring a one-string cigar box fiddle – from the motion picture, ‘Poppy’ – 1936. Masters: Mike Snowden: Cigar Box Guitar Maker. One day, while surfing the web, he stumbled on a video of a guy playing a guitar made out of a cigar box. In the etching, the cigar box fiddle clearly shows the brand Figaro on the cigar box.
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Patient gave Alabama surgeon his first cigar box guitar more than 10 years ago. Cigar box guitars and fiddles, along with other homemade instruments, such as jugs and washboards, figured heavily in the rise of American jug bands and blues in the early 20th century, since most performers could not afford manufactured instruments. The earliest illustrated proof of a cigar box instrument known is an etching of two Civil War Soldiers at a campsite with one playing a cigar box fiddle copyrighted in 1876. The most complete history of the cigar box guitar. Cigar Box Guitar & Instrument Photo Museum. This video is proof to those that don’t know. Being that most American music was based off of stringed instruments, using a cigar box to create a guitar, fiddle, or a banjo was an obvious choice for a few crafty souls. Homemade guitars and the history of the cigar box guitar. Here’s a quick video, watch and look at the hands and playing. There is not much going on, that’s the key, it’s primitive music. Has anyone here ever built a cigar box fiddle? I would be tickled to death if I could build one that sounded as good as the one in this video. This is an all Delta Blues and cigar box guitar album with only 3 sting guitar and Blues music. Watch this video to hear some of the music on this CD. Being that most American music was based off of stringed instruments, using a cigar box to create a guitar, fiddle, or a banjo was an obvious choice for a few crafty souls.
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Re-mixed video (sound sync problems fixed) of Darci Jones playing the classic old-time tune Soldiers Joy on the Reenactor, a reproduction of a mid- 19th Century cigar box fiddle, design based on available historic records, by Don Rickert Design. The earliest illustrated proof of a cigar box instrument is an etching copyrighted in 1876 of two Civil War Soldiers at a campsite with one playing a cigar box fiddle. If you only ever see one video of a 3-string cigar box guitar in action, watch this one, watch it till the end WITH AN OPEN MIND before you decide if you like the type of sound a primitive 3 stringer will produce. Being that most American music was based off of stringed instruments, using a cigar box to create a guitar, fiddle, or a banjo was an obvious choice for a few crafty souls. Posts about Cigar Box Violin written by Jim. There are some pictures below of the completed violin, a video, and after the jump are some pictures from during construction.
Check out this cigar box violin! it’s made by steven miller, a local luthier in the appalachian valley.