A few years ago I bought my first electric guitar and didn't have any inclination to buy an $80 case for a $150 guitar. For a while I just used the box that it came in to carry it from place to place. It was hard to hold, and the guitar would shift around very easily inside of it. It was still a nice box though. It opened like a guitar case so I got to thinking. Why not make it into one? So is did, and here it is.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

For this project you will need the following items:


• Your cardboard guitar box
• 1” foam insulation board (2 pieces, the same size as the footprint of your box)
• Fleece or other material for the inside of the case (You will need about 12” more that the footprint of your box around all sides)
• Small Paper clips
• Thumb tacks
• A handle (for this one I used the handle from an old MacBook box)
• Duct tape or other take to reinforce the handle and to hold together the two pieces of foam


• Sharp knife with long blade that is flexible
• Sharp scissors to cut the fleece (or other material)
• Wire cutters to cut paperclips

<p>great, spray paint it black for a more custom look.</p>
<p>I love it!</p>
<p>You can wrap and coat the entire box with fiberglass and resin and it'd be the toughest dam Guitar Case for fraction of the cost. :) </p>
While I don't really play my guitar a lot anymore, and therefore don't really take it anywhere, IF I were to make this, I would probably add like a 1/4&quot;-1/2&quot; sheet of rubber foam (the soft, bendy stuff) to the other half of the case just so I would feel like it couldn't get dinged up on the face or the knobs. Really clever idea though, and the fleece covering you did looks fantastic.
Yes i have thought about doing that, but i haven't gotten around to ding it. and thanks. all i had at the time was blue but it still looks good <br>

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