1886 Cigar Box Banjo Plans 12x18 Poster - reprint of real, vintage cigar box guitar plans!
This poster features a reprint of classic cigar box banjo (guitar) plans, which originally ran in the St. Joseph Herald newspaper in Michigan in 1886. These plans, which seem to be based on the classic Uncle Enos banjo plans by Daniel Carter Beard, are a classic example of early homemade instrument plans featuring cigar boxes as the body. Shane Speal recently rediscovered these vintage plans as part of the C. B. Gitty/Cigar Box Nation historical research and preservation initiative.
Your purchase of this inexpensive poster helps support our research and historical preservation work, ensuring that more gems like this will be re-discovered and made available to the homemade instrument community!
The text and diagrams on this poster are legible so you could use this to build your own replica 1886 cigar box banjo if you wanted. Printed on 12 x 18" brown kraft paper, it would be a perfect decoration for your workshop, man cave or music room. They also make great gifts for the music lover in your life! Designed and printed in the USA!