Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Guitar

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Description
This cigar box guitar was made by an unknown maker in North Carolina around 1875-1899. It is a four course (4x1) guitar made from a Morris & Son cigar box. Homemade instruments such as cigar box guitars and fiddles played an important part in jug bands and blues music in the late 19th century through the Great Depression.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Date made
1875-1899
place made
United States: North Carolina
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 7 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 55.88 cm x 19.05 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
MI.096844
accession number
34639
catalog number
096844
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Hallock
subject
Music
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Guitars
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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