The Sound of Salvage…
Once upon a time this was a cigar tin. Now it has found a second life as a musical instrument
What a treat to learn our “Sweet Burley” cigar tin was going to find new life as a cigar box banjo.
Evidently this wonderful example of upcycling began in the 1840’s when Civil War soldiers fashioned guitars, banjos & fiddles from cigar boxes & tins. Those hand made instruments, coupled with washboards, broomsticks & harmonicas, gave rise to the jug bands in what is known as the era of the blues.
Music & antiquing are two of our loves. How fun to play a small part in helping a talented craftsman ply his trade.
Who knows when Bono or Sir Paul might need a jamming partner? (Thanks to CigarBoxGuitar for the cool photos.)