Wonderful Amy got me a cigar box ukulele kit for Christmas… more than a year ago :)
I finally finished the build a few weeks ago (ridiculous, right?), and have been having a gas with it. Full writeup and pics over on Bucketlist, but here’s the slideshow version, as well as a little video I put together to show how the sound of a cigar box compares to the warm tones of a nice professionally built koa wood uke.
As I was told by a uke head in Hawaii at the start of last summer, “Sound is round, round is sound. What do you expect from a square box?”
The Flickr set includes captions. Here’s the video comparing sound of the cigar box to a “real” uke: