I recently bought a Cigar box off ebay. The seller said it was a paper covered wood box. The inside and out is covered with paper, except for the outer bottom, and it is wood. I've got my neck nearly ready to attach to it, and when I cut the opening for the neck, I noticed the side was the compressed paperboard type stuff.
Getting concerned I sanded the paper off the inside of the lid, and it's the same compressed paperboard too.
I'm making a tenor guitar and putting a rod piezo in the bridge so I can have something with a little more volume when I go to the local nursing home each month to play. My question is:
Is the paperboard box going to be durable enough to last a while? It has a really thick lid. That's why I decided to make it electric.
Thanks in advance!
It should be plenty durable to last. You can apply a finish to protect the paper/graphics, but the box itself should stand up to years of abuse.
What box is it?
Well, I had to go out to the shed to get it, and see what kind it was. Actually, I got mixed up. I got this box from CB Gitty, and I was thinking I got it from Ebay.
It is a Romeo Y Julieta Habana Reserve box.
And the outside of the bottom is covered with paper. I mentioned above that it wasn't. But the bottom is a wood bottom. I'm working on 5 projects at once and my mind is jumbled..... LOL!
I knew this box was a paper box when I ordered it from CB Gitty. I just forgot where I got it from, and thought it was a box I ordered from ebay.
But I'm glad it will be durable, even though it's paper. As long as it's got some sound while plugged up is all I care. I'll just brace it good and make it a semi solid body! LOL!