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I've been at the Biscuits again!

posted 13 May 2017, 15:49 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 18 May 2017, 13:53 ]
Cig-R Guitars Soprano Canjolele
Actually that's not true, the confection in question this time is a Dundee Cake and it has "by appointment to the King" on it, so Elvis must have eaten the cake that came in the tin? (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
Seriously though, what I have invited this time is a Soprano scale Cookie, (or should that be Cake?) Tin Canjolele made by a maker calling his instruments Cig-R Guitars and specialising in Cigar and other repurposed soundbox instruments. I didn't actually get it from him though, it's traveled about a bit more than that, (the actual maker is not that far from Ukulele Corner) so as a Canjolele its second hand but the tin has been around, certainly chronologically, a lot longer as its more than 60 years old

It's Here...

and it is very well made; far better than I was expecting, especially the neck which is a nice, well made D profile. The tin is very cool too, perhaps a little more faded than I first thought from the photos but it has a great patina and all of the logos and things  are clearly legible, especially the "By Appointment" one on the heel. Like the seller said, it is very quiet, but its loud and tuneful enough for messing about on and I don't want to mess about on it too much in case I damage what's left of the finish