Can a cigar box with a cardboard base and a wooden lid be successfully used to make a CBG

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Yes.

Define "successfully."

I'm not really being snarky, and I can only guess what damping effects the cardboard body would have, but I think part of what attracts most of us to this lunacy is just how good even the worst ideas sound.

Actually, on one of my favorite builds, the only wood in the box is the back. The lid and sides are all of paperboard. It has a wonderful voice and after nearly two years still sounds great acoustically or through an amp with it's dual piezo pickup.

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