I got a silverware box from Goodwill for 50 cents because the young people running the store didn't know what it was. LOL

I bought one awhile back and gave it to my wife to use as a jewelry box, but I decided to use this one to make a 6 string Bo Diddly style guitar.

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Though I should update my thread. It's finished. I had a couple problems along the way with the paint mostly, but it will stay as is til it needs a repaint.

The base coat was a Silver Glitter paint by Rust-Oleum that didn't stick well to the Masonite box top. The cover coat was Caymen Green Metallic and several layers of clear. The edges started peeling away, so I attached a wood trim barrier and painted it Antique White to contrast the Green-Blue. I comes off easy if you bang it on something, so one day I'll have to scrape the paint off and start over.

The installed the pickups to a 3-way switch, 500k pots and a .022 tone cap. At first I was disappointed at the tone, just wasn't getting that Gretsch Filtertron tone. I adjusted them up as far as I could, then removed the adjustment screws to get them just under the strings without bottoming out the string when fretting and that did it. Now it gets the tone I was looking for. I was about to switch the pots out for 1meg pots before I did this, that would've done it too.

It nails the early Rock tones, Classic rock and Rockabilly. I've been playing a lot of ACDC with this lately. These pickups are hot and easily overdrive a low watt amp. 

Here's a couple pics.

I used a Gibson style wrap around "Lightining Bridge". I had to route a cavity for the bridge down about 1/4" so the string angle would work good. The scale length is 24.5".

I carved the back of the neck in a soft V profile. Still getting used to it being my first.

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