So I just won this "Rare 1925 Collectible Uncle Jakes Nickle Seegar Lined Wood Cigar Box". I got a screaming deal on it!
It's 13"x8"x3.5". Really a perfect size for a guitar. But should I turn it into a guitar or hold on to it to resell? I don't collect cigar boxes, but I love a deal.
The other issue is the top / label. I'd have to cut into it for sound holes. I'm not opposed to this. I think it would make a super cool instrument, especially if I can source some old wood for a neck.
What are your thoughts?
Taking suggestions on this one too - not antique but somewhat rare:
I think it's going to be a guitar. I don't have it yet but if there's room I think I'll do sound 'slots' for holes on either side of the label. That'll keep the sound projecting forward.
Yes, build! A couple of small notches and holes here and there never hurt anybody.
Good idea, Ron!
Great find, Randy! Hope it brings you some good $
Happy birthday, Maddog... you're not getting my boxes, lol. Yeah I thought about putting the soundhole on the side of the box. I've done that before too. I'll probably do a rod piezo or a surface mount mag like a flatpup or one of my own. wrap it in red paper so it blends in.
I was thinking a stealth amp for the Filthy Hooligan box. Get a prop for the lid, etc.
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