There’s a long tradition of upcycling old cigar boxes into musical instruments. Over the decades, many homegrown builders have taken to making ukuleles, guitars, or just about anything else for strings with these lovely leftovers.
While this is mostly been a do-it-yourself kind of project, not everyone has the skills or means to create their own instrument. Now, for those without the DIY vibe, you can get a cigarbox uke to match your sense of style.
Eddy Finn’s new Roadhouse EF-CGBX-1 Cigar Box concert ukulele is made from spruce top, back, and sides, with a satin finish. It also has a maple neck, with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
$149 (MSRP); $90 (street)