New Uke!


I have been looking for a while for a good cigar box ukulele. These handmade instruments represent a folk tradition of making music with materials at hand. I remember, as a kid, stretching rubber bands over a cigar box to make a simple guitar. A couple of months ago, Madcat Ruth wrote down a name for me of a luthier in Ann Arbor Michegan who had made his uke. I lost the slip of paper! Last weekend I met Dan Kahn, a really cool performer from Berlin. He had a Terry Horvath cigar box uke and I realized that Terry was the builder that Madcat had told me about. A couple of phone calls later, I own this fine instrument! Now to find a case for it…

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