Here's a oddball one. I started this a hundred years ago when I was a staff member at the MIMF.com forum. Bill Moll, noted archtop maker, offered an on-line violin class so I thought what the hell, that might be fun. I got as far as joining the top and back and bending up the ribs when I remembered that I don't know how to play the violin...and stopped working on it. I ended up using the maple wedges for a lap steel top and the rest just sat for several years. Then I build a reso uke for a guy and bought an extra cover plate. I looked at the violin ribs and the unused top and thought....hey, that might make a neat cigar box guitar. I got a little ways into that and got bored/sidetracked (don't recall which) and it sat again, until a couple weeks ago when a friend and customer asked if I could make him a cigar box guitar. I showed him some pics and he liked it. So anyway, long story long it's a 4 string violin-shaped reso cigar box guitar. I'm using an old Kay 'Zippo' pickup because they don't have pole pieces so I don't have to worry about the spacing. No pickup on the cone. The neck is 3 piece, maple and walnut and uses some mandolin tuners in a single slot headstock. Wenge board with maple binding. The cone is a leftover from a tricone project. Not sure what the back is, some spruce-looking stuff I had in the stack, laminated to .120". Smells like $#it when you cut it! 250K pots, vol and tone and some Tele-style knobs. Should have it done in early Dec.