Tate Chmielewski's Profile

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A few years ago at a folk art festival I saw somebody with cigar box guitars and being somebody who has always played music and built anything that came to mind I just had to look into them more.

I learned these are based on old time primitive stringed instruments people would make out of anything they found. I set out on building some of these and loved making something that you can play music with!

After building some very basic ones I decided to make a new goal of making these instruments play and sound the best I could while still keeping a little bit of the old style.

I picked Ukuleles as a base because of the scale to cigar boxes, they're also so easy to just pick up and play! Who doesn't like the sound of a ukulele!

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  • Born on April 23
  • Joined December 2, 2007

Favorite materials

Cigar box, Bike Spokes, Rosewood, Spanish Cedar, Mahogany, Skull, Strings

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About

A few years ago at a folk art festival I saw somebody with cigar box guitars and being somebody who has always played music and built anything that came to mind I just had to look into them more.

I learned these are based on old time primitive stringed instruments people would make out of anything they found. I set out on building some of these and loved making something that you can play music with!

After building some very basic ones I decided to make a new goal of making these instruments play and sound the best I could while still keeping a little bit of the old style.

I picked Ukuleles as a base because of the scale to cigar boxes, they're also so easy to just pick up and play! Who doesn't like the sound of a ukulele!

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