Inspired by the bluesy birch tones of old Stella acoustic guitars, we created this box kit to capture the sound. These box kits deliver awesome tone though the larger size + nice thinner top. Nobody makes a cigar box like this...until now.
It used to be very difficult to find wooden cigar boxes in this size... now, you don't have to!
This is a simple kit for easily constructing a 9 x 12" plywood box, perfect for building cigar box guitars and other homemade instruments. We designed this box kit with a "tab in slot" style that virtually eliminates problems from warping and ensures every box goes together nice and square. The top and bottom are 1/8" Arctic Birch ply, and the sides are 1/4" natural birch ply. These boxes go together easily with just a bit of wood glue... you don't even need clamps or other tools (a heavy book or two will do)! The outside dimensions of the box are 12 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 2 1/4" (31cm x 23.4cm x 5.7cm).
This kit is Made in the USA from a combination of U. S.-made and Canadian-made plywood, hand-selected for quality.
Please note: this is a laser-cut product. One side of the cut panels will have some darkening/staining left over from the cutting process. These spots can be sanded off if desired, or simply kept on the inside of the box, so they are not visible. Some sanding is recommended to smooth over edges. Glue is not supplied with this kit, nor is sandpaper. This style of box is not designed to be hinged/openable, due to the tab-in-slot construction. The top is intended to be glued in place during construction of a musical instrument or other project. Screwing the parts together should not be necessary, and no pre-cut/drilled holes are included in the pieces. The pieces may have some slight warp to them, but once the box is assembled and glued together, the tab-in-slot construction style should ensure that there is no significant warpage to any key parts. Some additional interior bracing may be necessary to utilize this box as the body of a stringed instrument.