Hey--I asked on the chat room, and I'll ask here:  I need ideas on what to do with a silverware box I just bought from Goodwill (LOVE me some Goodwill!).  It's on the big side.  I'm not sure what to make with it, a 6-string, or a bass, or....

If I make a 6-string, I'd need to cannibalize a parts-only guitar for the neck or bite the bullet and go eBay for a fretted neck.  I have no gear for installing frets.

A bass--that would be easier to figure out.

Now, I could install a reso, but the wood is pretty sturdy and nice, so I don't know.

So, suggestions?

Would it help if I posted pics?

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I'm building a Bo Diddly style 6 string guitar out of mine. Almost done with it. It needs paint, wiring, final assembly and strings.

I also got mine at a Goodwill store. Paid 50 cents for mine because they didn't know what it was or what to charge for it. LOL

Cool!  Good luck and good job on the bargain!

A lot of these boxes were made of nice wood, mine is a cheap box that has a Masonite top, Balsa sides and some kind of thick fiberboard bottom. Didn't have a lot of trouble cleaning out the inside of the box.

I like where yours is going and I'm following along. Good Luck with yours as well.

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