Second-hand Sid and Ruby Re-Usable recently visited Will Eikleberry, a local Olympia luthier who also makes guitars and ukuleles out of cigar boxes. Ruby has just started to learn how to play the ukulele and wanted a used instrument, so buying a ukulele that was made from recycled materials seemed like the perfect solution. It sounds and feels great; now she needs to find (or make) a case from recycled materials to carry it in!
Read more about Will’s ukes in the Weekly Volcano
Learn how to make your own cigar box ukulele HERE
One Man’s Trash: A History of the Cigar Box Guitar William J Jehle, detritomusicologist and cigar box guitar historian, has collected fragments of these forgotten instruments to create the first written history dedicated to these humble instruments
Check out the cigar box guitar documentary: Songs Inside the Box
Ruby and Sid have joined Oly-A UP, a ukulele players group in Olympia, WA