I don't think the material is super important - the dimensions of the box and the location of where you mount the movement will probably be most important for accoustics. Try holding the movement on the back of a guitar while playing & notice how the guitar resonates.
I bought a little box at a thrift store & tried moving the music box mechanism around to select the best sound - I was amazed how it resonated really strong in one particular spot, and it wasn't the center of the surface.
Every time I go to Goodwill I end up buying a small box - mostly for ordinary music box movements that only play a single song.
Oh okay thanks! Can you please send thw dimensions of the box that you bought?
I'll try to get some pics and measurements.It's really not an ideal size.You can see it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P742pRMYNts
I plan to try using a cookie tin as a resonator.(I buy cheap movements which only play one tune - I bought Edelweiss for my Wife, Daughter & Sister because it was my Dad's favorite)A wooden cigar box should work quite well.
Also, you can look at pictures in the advertisements. Using the witdh of the card stock, you can approximately scale the size.
Also, have a look at:https://www.harpkit.com/mm5/pdf/Instructions/MBoxKit.pdf
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