I finally got few cigar boxes. Looks like Czechs started smoking. They all nice and pretty but not the best size, some deep but on the smaller side (6"x 8"/ 6"x 7") and others good and wide but thin (1.25"/1.7"). So I would like your opinion what do you think is the best way to go with different box size.
I'm attaching some pics. To contrast I put them next to my other builds.
Thanks in advance,
I think ya got yourself a good lot.
I'm with Reeds, all of those will make good builds. Even the thinner boxes sound pretty good.
You won't get a lot of acoustic volume out of the smaller ones, but factor in some pickups and you'll do fine.
What I mean is, did any of you worked with "non-standard" boxes, specially the thin ones? Should the neck be smaller for smaller boxes? Lither for thinner once? Did you reinforced the boxes? etc. If you have plans/pictures that would be awesome :) I'm just a bit worry about starting the work on them and mess up. Cigar boxes are rarity here...
Thanks Ron, helpful tips.
Thanks, cool pics too. How much are you selling them for usually? I built few for myself and friends and now planning to make 8 for sale, and not sure what fair price could be. Taking into account its really hard to get materials here (even had to order some parts from US). I'll building 3 and 4 strings fretless, few fretted and one electric, all with piezos as well.
Thanks, now I have some idea what to ask for them. Funny enough though, I'm now in Prague, 1.2 mill ppl, full of Jazz and Blues players and no one heard of CBGs either. One local celebrity Blues musician (50yo, played blues all his life), when I showed him my pride and joy electric build, said "huh that looks like something you get before you can afford a real guitar". I have something to prove here :) Thanks again