Michael van Slyke

Michael van Slyke is another Austin area artist whose talents and skills are so wide ranging that they’re difficult to define, but I can tell you where he’s settled these days: Guitars. Specifically, cigar box guitars, both acoustic and with electric pickups.

In recreating the instruments popular in the mid to late 19th century, he has discovered a field which puts his exceptional talents and history degree both to good use. If you’d like a closer look at some of his work, check out his Etsy store.