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Comment by Rich Butters on October 17, 2019 at 4:00am

Hi Jerry, I see from the picture you have 'braced' the inside of the box so increasing the thickness of the sides.  Does this affect the sound quality / resonance of the guitar.

What is the thickness of the top and bottom?

The reason I ask is that I live in Thailand and cant get genuine cigar boxes so Ii will be building my own and I see the thickness of the wood as being critical to the build.

Your advice would be most welcome and helpful

Cheers

Rich

Comment by Scott Schoepf on October 17, 2019 at 12:10am

I did that on that 1933 box I did last year. I run into the guy every now and then and he says the guitar is working great. I think you’ll be ok. 

Comment by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on October 15, 2019 at 4:02pm
Two bolts? Looks like your walls are reinforced. If you use lighter strings, you should probably be OK.
Comment by Dave Lynas on October 13, 2019 at 9:54pm
Good luck Jerry.
Comment by Uncle John on October 13, 2019 at 2:46pm

It looks strong, but a bit heavy.  The top should sing out nicely.  Good wishes.

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