I ran into a couple cool boxes and am looking for inspiration. I'm wondering if anybody has used boxes like this. The Ashton is 2 1/8 deep, 5 1/8 across, and the sides are 9 and 10 1/2. The Arturo is 2 3/4 deep, 5 1/4 across, and the sides are 7 and 8 1/8. Its walls are almost 1/2 inch thick. I would like to see some pictures if anybody has any.
In Bill Jehle 's book, One Man's Trash: A History of the Cigar Box Guitar, he discusses how experimental prototype guitars could be quickly built out of trapezoidal boxes but still retain the sound characteristics of a standard shaped guitar. In the 1930s, Supertone produced a guitar called the Hill Country:
I have the second box, no problem with the shape it is the size I am not keen on. 7"x7"x2 3/4" (looks smaller than the one above if the printing is the same). Not sure what to do with it yet, maybe make it into an amp.