Dating musical instruments
This instrument utilizes the same broomstick neck with a separate one-piece fretboard/headstock. Similar to the "Viking Fiddle" used by Ida Rindlisbacher of the Wisconsin Lumberjacks band in the 1930's.
"Anyone who loves music and is handy with tools can make a cigar box violin that is capable of producing really good tones.
But equally important, they were often chosen solely on merits of their superior tone and volume.
Most manufacturers will identify the areas that have precious metal content by stamping "Silver" "Solid Silver" "925" on the parts that are sterling silver.
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Because of this view, sacred music was predominantly vocal music.
Instrumental music already had a long history, and in some cultures was at least as important as vocal music, but popular instrumental music especially suffered from being regarded as "pagan".
Any well-known musical instrument in the brass family is included, along with photos when available.