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I have a Romeo Y Julieta Churchill box. Sounds like wood when I tap it. Took a chisel to the side to cut between some saw cuts, and all I'm doing is peeling off what I thought was cardboard at first, thinking wood was underneath. Nope, looks like fiberboard all the way through.
Should I continue with this box?
it seems to "ring" just like a wood box when I tap it.
My two 5 strings are made of Thompson Barlovento Cigar Boxes... the top and the sides of the boxes are made of cardboard, mdf... only the bottom is made of plywood... and I love the look and the sound of those two guitars!
Also, Danelectro were and are made of mdf, and sound awesome...
Build it. Dont even worry about it.
A: it will sound fine
B: even if it didnt, put a piezo in it and crank it up. Its SUPPOSED to sound at least a bit primal!