This guitar from the collection of the Museum of Mississippi History belonged to Tobe Hudson, a blues player from Gholson, Mississippi (Noxubee County) who ordered it from Sears & Roebuck in 1932. To get a resonated sound, blues guitarists often put a syrup can top over the sound hole in their guitars. This particular model of guitar produced the desired sound with the built-on metal resonator.
Artifacts in the collection of the Museum of Mississippi History are available for viewing by appointment only. Please contact Cindy Gardner, Director of Collections or Nan Prince, Asst. Director of Collections by email to schedule an appointment.