This is my first post so Hi Everyone is in order, With that said I would like to get a little help if some one would be so kind.

 I think I'm going to give it a try to make a Cigar Box 3-string, with out the cigar box.

I'm going to build the box because I want it to have a rustic look but I have a few questions before I do this from some one that is a lot smarter than I.

First what size? Was thinking 9.5 x 13.25 x 3.0 but I don't know.

Second thing is thickness of the wood. Top, Sides and Back.

Any help some one can whisper in my ear would be great.

But please be forewarned. I have  a lot of questions from neck angle to frets to bracing the box.

So if you Please Teach an Old Dog a New Trick.

Thanks, Bob F.

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The last box I made was 8x16x2 thickness was 3/16 all round, braced all the corners and ended up with alot of volume from the box acoustically. Used poplar for the box.

Here is a photo of a box construction from 3.6mm ply 

That is some nice fan bracing!

Well covered by the above.  Personally, I'd plan on making a few (just because you can!) and start with a cigar box and unfretted...  It goes pretty fast, and you'll learn alot..   


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