Builder: J. R. Bugg
Description: 4 String Violin
Dimensions: 22 by 5 inches
Body: Kentucky Belle cigar box, 9 by 5 by 2.5 inches
Was made in 1919 by a Mr J. R. Bugg. The cigar box itself is made from a whisky barrel as what the company Kentucky bell was starting to do a year before this instrument was made. 6 years after this was made swisher sweet bought out the company. This has the same framing as a violin does a sound bar down the bass side along with a sound post behind the feet of the treble side also has the scale length of a full size violin so no having to find out the positions again. It is a blast to play and is a great eye catcher.
Hello i saw the terms and loved the fact and the idea that this is going to a museum. I can fallow its origin to the person it was made. I will hand write that history to where it will be presentable. Any other questions please ask.
I can also give the history on the cigar box itself. Ever heard of the cigar company named swisher sweets? Well 6 years after this was made they bought the company out in 1925 and are still in business to this day.