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1948 Cigar Box Bass Cello

I found this really cool photo of and old Cigar Box Bass, best part is the fact that it has the info of the person in the photo! This is a super sweet find, sorry about the water marks, its how it was posted online but good enough for us to admire the history.





...and is it me, but how cool is that the news agency was named "ACME" I guess ol' Will E. Coyote would be smiling of he saw this photo!