I will start with this: making this project will cost you around $25. Building this Electric Cigar Box Guitar will take around 3 hours (using a knife, a saw and a sharp hatchet). If you have other proper tools you will finish faster. Remember that green wood is the easiest to carve. The cigar box should be as strong as possible, made of solid wood.
Cigar Box – $2
Tuning Heads – $10-$20
1/4″ Jack – $2
Bolts (bridge/nut) – $1
Neck – Free
Microphone (speaker harvested from any outdated electronics) – Free
Finishing Nails – Pennies…Free enough