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04-26-2015, 06:39 AM
Home made from a Partagas box and the neck and bridge of an ukulele I was not playing (some defaults on the body of the uke, but neck was good... so)



04-26-2015, 07:20 AM
I like the proportions of your cigar box. Congratulations on your build!

Several cigar stores near me sell empty cigar boxes very inexpensively (sometimes they just ask for a donation). What should I look for? Are there rules for dimensions, or wood thickness? Is there a preference among cigar box uke builders for specific brands of cigar boxes?

04-26-2015, 09:14 AM
thanks for the message, but I'm afraid I can't answer your questions as it is the first one I made and I use the only box I had. But what I can say is that new boxes are thick plywood, if you find boxes of plain cedar it would be better I think. But I let other answer as I'm not a specialist.

04-26-2015, 09:48 AM
Nice uke. If you haven't already done so, check out www.cigarboxnation.com for nearly all cigar box instrument related information.

04-26-2015, 06:38 PM
Hey there Val...

your cigar box uke both looks and sounds great! Nice work! :)

Thanks for sharing.

04-27-2015, 07:55 AM
Nice. Maybe you can re-purpose the old ukulele body into a humidor :p

Doug W
04-28-2015, 06:02 PM
Nice job, in spite of the bandage. Was that a cigar box building related injury?