Im curious to know what boxes are prefered. Wood, cardboard? Size? Manufacturer, Label? Wich type and construction give the best sound? I think this post will open a can of worms, but Im curious of others opinions.
Sounds good to me, then cardboard ( or paper labeled) are my favorite, being a graphic designer of sorts I like the labels. And some of them sound great!
stan bryars said:
Yes I like to use the word cardboard because the store I go to gives cardboard away for free
Te only thing cardboard is the press board top, but I don't want to get in the habit of saying that out loud
Stan, when you say carboard artuero fuentes are you refering to the paper covered box's? I've used some of them and mine were plywood and pressboard. Not a bad sound, great sound if its all youve got.
stan bryars said:
I used to like the deeper boxes till I found the Olivas
The thin bodies just seem to sit better and if you stick a makeshift reso in them they sound great
I built one on an Oliva Especial box that was 7x9x1 and stuck some sort of metal drink coaster in it as a reso
I built one for my non playing mother who basically just wanted something to hang on a wall, but someone came over to look at what I had and offered me $75 for POS
The sound that came out of that thing was a work of accidental art that should not have happened
I named it Sarah
Also like the Diamond Crowns, ugly box but a good sound and the La Aroma Cubana have a great size and sound
I buy most of wood from a cigar superstore for about $2 per if I buy in any kind of bulk
My business card models are usually made from the free Arturo Fuentue cardboard boxes I get from a local cigar store that has agreed to display my CBGs along with a local Asian Supermarket, if you can believe it
Unless the top is cardboard on them I think they are all good. My dad has some old ones and a few have cardboard with a wood grain label on them, and some with the fake wood grain are real wood under it.
Tracy Kennedy said:
Its a twist of chew is all I know. Ill ake a coser look at the KE box for its condition