Some people build c.b.g.'s so they have a line on picking up women. The cheaper builds that still sound good seem to be the way to go if that is your intent. Make it look like a cigar box purse turned c.b.g. and you have a gold mine of a tacky build. I was told once that my builds weren't as authentic because they looked and played and sounded too good. The whole argument to me is rather silly. They are cigar box guitars, just remind yourself of that.
Gee, my first two or three looked like they came out of the garbage can. Now they look like they came from nice garbage can.