I am getting increasing demand for  my workshops making simple cigar box diddley bows. in UK at least the cigar boxes are getting harder to find and more expensive.  I have had some success using cardboard boxes intended for computer keyboards. Anybody got other suggestions?

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Comment by Sawbones on June 26, 2014 at 8:49am

I got 2 churchill cookie tins at a garage sale for $4,was wondering how well they'll work.

Comment by Matthew Borczon on June 24, 2014 at 8:55am

have you looked at your local craft stores. Often there is a section for people who like to paint furniture where there may be a box the correct size. It might be a jewlery box or something but it should work.

Comment by Muddy Creek Guitars on June 22, 2014 at 11:11pm
I've heard that cardboard boxes actually make quite loud guitars. There's a guy on YouTube, I think his name is 'Uncle Crow'. He makes them out of keyboard boxes and they sound really good. I don't like to use them just because they look cheap.

I love making guitars out of buiscuit tins and cookie tins. Some sound like resonator guitars and some sound like banjos.

Good luck!
Comment by The Phrygian Kid on June 21, 2014 at 9:23am

and..

looks around nervously..

<conspiritorial tone>

better..

Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on June 21, 2014 at 8:22am
Bikky tins. Readily available.

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