|The peg head with a friction peg.|
There are a surprising (well, surprising to me, anyway) number of one-string cigar box fiddles mentioned over the years, starting in the Civil War and going right through to about World War I. So clearly I needed to make a fiddle. Now that I have a peg shaver I am off to the races, and was happy to be able to put this little box to use that i had come across. It is too small for anything else, really, but perfect for this.
Here is what I am able to make it sound like, but I wish i had someone here who actually plays fiddle. I am able to scrape some notes out of it, but I would be interested to see whether a fiddle player could get decent music out of it. So no apologies for the lack of skill, but maybe more of a warning. You get the idea though, the sound is tolerable: