Cigar Box Guitar Case

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Project by drbyte posted 08-10-2010 09:35 PM 9054 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a ‘universal’ Cigar Box Guitar case I made. It’s big enough for a 2-string bass I have in the works. The sides are 3/4” oak ply. Top is Antonio & Cleopatra cigar box lids and sides laminated onto 1/4” plywood backer. There are two walnut ‘rub-strips’ across top to protect the 6 coats of varnish I applied over the cigar box lids, hope to keep ‘scuffing’ to a minimum for a while at least. Brass butterfly hinges and brass latches. Inside is foam lined, but not quite fully on the lid yet. Bottom and sides are covered with heavy commercial ‘speaker enclosure carpet’ Trying for kind of an ‘old, rustic, but not too worn look.

-- Dennis, WV

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#1 posted 08-10-2010 10:01 PM

Now that is a nice case. I smoked many a boxes of those same cigars in my wasted youth.Nice job.


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#2 posted 08-11-2010 01:46 AM

I like it!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 08-11-2010 04:23 PM

Awesome case, I’d really like to see the insides when you’re finished.

-- David

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#4 posted 02-01-2015 09:33 PM

Hi: How much would you charge to make me a cigar box case? I have a cigar box guitar that I made and it needs a hard case. Would like it to be lightweight – nothing fancy. I like the way you put the cigar boxes on the top of your case. You can email me Thanks.

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#5 posted 02-03-2015 08:00 PM

Ramona: I am really under the gun in my full time job right now. I just don’t know when I could make a case, it would be at least 2-3 months from now. I have no idea what the cost would be as I’ve never made one to sell.

-- Dennis, WV

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