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STROVIOLS, ONE STRING FIDDLE, 1930's
The instrument on the right is made by the inventor Charles Stroh; on the left is a home made version using a cigar box.
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The introduction of Gramophones spurred the idea that greater volume could be achieved by amplifying the sound of an instrument with a horn. Early buskers could not afford the horned version, let alone a real fiddle, so they made their own out of cigar or biscuit boxes.....