I am still looking at this tin box, with the piece of leather I cut to fit flush set on the bottom, along with a Celtic medallion that would be fun to tool, and thinking, “Why not?”
I was told the leather will kill the sound.
I’m thinking the leather might change the sound, maybe take some of the tinny out of the box.
I do not want to cut the lid or the lip, so a neck would need to ride along inside the bottom, in one side and maybe just butt up to the opposite, so I can screw something on that end to hold some strings. A hole for a jack. Sound holes? Maybe.
IDK… I’m still thinking. It’s been years.