Where are the best sources to look for cigar boxes?  Just starting out and need to pickup a stash of boxes to work with.  What should I look for in a box?  I’ve made a few traditional acoustic guitar and ukuleles so I know about wood.  Are there certain types of cigsr boxes that are better suited for the task?  I would imagine that having a box with a thinner top would help with tone & resonance.  Any help is appreciated.



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Which one in Seguin. The Amsterdam smoke shops in Seguin and New Braunfels rarely have any boxes and I've only gotten one or two from them that still had the top. Most of the time, they remove the tops when they put the cigars on display.

The one out on 90 by Lake Placid.  Did run by the Amsterdam by the post office and the guy didn’t speak English so we just kinda looked at each other and I pointed at the boxes in the humidor and he just said “No”


That is exactly what I did with the one pictured the artwork you see was actually the label inside the lid(made of pressed cardboard) glued to the bottom.(wood) The box's I get are from cigar stores(4) in my area, I sell them for what I pay for them just to help out the cigarbox challenged :-) Most of my boxes are used for CBGs for the troops @ no cost to them.

The vintage boxes are harder to find and now, I kind of hesitate to use them - and maybe just want to save a few.  I have a city 23 miles away and can buy some pretty nice boxes. 

The modern boxes Gitty makes and sells are not as real and authentic as I would like - but they are cool and with today's limited supply, I think I am going to embrace the modern boxes made to look like old timers.

And, there is nothing wrong and a lot good about making your own boxes.  I often do that. 

Yeah, I was thinking that I’d like to make a few boxes of my own and finish with a hand rubbed burst.......

I haven't really looked for boxes, ebay is more than I want to pay and I'm finding so much second hand stuff I can use it's ridiculous.

it's easy to find wooden trays, craft boxes, half-finished/badly finished diy projects, kids games with wooden boxes etc. one i've got on the drawing board was a spice rack.

i'm looking at building a few with scrap wood, seems the easiest part of making a guitar.

Man I must be lucky here in oklahoma, I run to the city and 3 of the cigar store sell the boxes for $1 ea, I usually buy 10 at a time, I have a very well stock of them, around 100 right now, almost all wood.


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