"I agree with Tom and Taffy. I definitely recommend studying up on f holes. They can make a big difference. More wood will reduce vibration, so I agree about making the bridge higher, but not filling in the entire space with a shim. Plus, it’s…"
"Hi, my suggestion is maybe not put an infill across the top, but to make the bridge higher instead.
You could also consider an infil strip but not glue it in place, play to test, then use a higher bridge and test, I suspect the higher bridge system…"
"Most wooden boxes (cigar boxes, wine boxes, etc) are not built with what would be considered good "tone wood". Additionally, most boxes are quite thick by comparison to purposed built string instrument boxes (acoustic guitars, violins,…"
Have a question for the wisdom of the group. I'm about to start my 2nd build, with a CB Gitty concert uke kit on the way. I have a box I'd like to use, that's about 10" x 7" x 2-1/2" (see pic #1):My question is about the "top" of the box, the side shown above. The top is solid with wood strips making a frame around the edge, with the bottom strip about 1-1/2" wide; each…See More
"Just tried to upload my 1st photos (newbie on the site!) & they were squished. Had to do a search to find this discussion, to figure out why there was an issue with uploading. The said photo is only 1440 pixels wide, & to resize…"