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Ok, so I'm in the process of building my first six-string cbg. The box that it's made of is a pretty thick and beefy mahogany. The problem with the box though is that it doesn't have any clasps to keep it closed. So what I'm wondering is ...
(1) Would the string tension on the bridge be enough to keep it shut?
(2) If not, what would be a good method for keeping it shut without destroying the outside and leaving a good amount of space on the inside?
Put a 1 inch square "post" inside the box and glue it so that doesn't quite touch the underside of the lid. Put velcro on both the "post" and the lid. Done.
Dang, didn't think I'd get so much advice so fast. Really appreciate it guys. CBG building greenhorns like me need all the advice they can get! I worked on her a little more tonight and what i ended up doin is having the neck mounted to the lid and the extension from the box to the base of the neck mounted to the bottom of the box. So now when i put in the neck screws the two halves will be held together. Also, I'm using Diane in Chicago's idea and im gonna screw the lid closed from the back too (just to be safe).
Here's a pic. of how the guitars coming along => HERE