New Currency Cigar Box Fiddle

Tennessee, circa 1920. Utilizing a New Currency cigar box and featuring a sculptural hand-carved neck. A Civil War-era print source indicates a long-standing tradition of crafting string instruments from cigar boxes.

 

Exhibited in: Appalachian Strings: The Instruments, Their Makers, The Music at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster, Ohio, June 23 - September 3, 2012.

 

18 3/4" X 5 1/4" X 4"

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