All my parts are ordered and shipped and I'm pretty excited about this. I was watching some videos and I'm wondering if I bought too strong a cigar box. I found this great looking one on ebay, hopefully I've attached the file.
And now I'm wondering if the wood is too thick? I wonder if I should use my router and thin out the top for more resonance. (Note, I've never used a router before but I do have some basic wood working skills.)
I guess I could just build it and see how it sounds but I won't really know how it sounds until I nail it shut and then it's too late.
I love the look of that box. I would make it an acoustic, and see what sound came out of it
That's an interesting approach! I had thought of that. Since I'm using a rod piezo I can just not install it and play it some and see if I'm happy. If I want a different sound, just open up the box, drill for the rod piezo and volume and close it back up again.
It also simplifies it since I don't have to build the amp also.
It does mean I need to drill sound holes but I like the look of them so I was going to do that anyways.
I have an old wine box that I want to eventually make into an acoustic git. In my head I'm picturing a full six stringer, but we'll see what I come up with when I finally get to that particular box.
yep just build on it I think you found a great first box to use good luck .