After seeing TimAnderson's Bedpost Banjo, I had the idea to make one out of what else, an Altoid tin. The guitar sounds quite mandolin-ish, besides the two stings that are on it, I might even (when i get the chance) I might put in an electric pick-up in it. If you have any questions about the guitar feel free to ask, I might even make a whole instructable on it. Thanks for your time, comments are appreciated.
Looks pretty easy to me,I bet I can make one with a Pokemon tin I don't need,I just need to cut out the plastic window,and use that as a sound hole <br>
I'm to lazy to make a tuning peg thing,I'll just go buy some wood and strings,I'll make a instructable in about an hour
<p>&quot;i'll make an instructable in about an hour&quot;</p><p>4 years later, the people are still waiting XD</p>
Great Instructable! If anyone is looking for a cheap alternative for a guitar string, use DENTAL FLOSS! Just wind a few lengths of cord together and your done! I've already made a few guitar strings and it works great!
<p>Please make an instructable on this. I want to make one for my son but not smart enough to do it from pictures...</p>
Thanks for this. My son has to make a musical instrument for a school project and this is perfect.
the part at the altoid tin end holding the strings; is it connected to the altoid container or to the ruler and does it matter? Is the tin just glued to the ruler?
cool i made one to after seeing this ( it only had 1 string tho :(
what's the nut?
i believe it is a sliding marker that is seldom included in some rulers. he must have adhered it in place
The nut is the small block that the strings rest on just before they go to the tuning pegs, it often spaces the strings evenly as well as keeping them a uniform distance off the fingerboard.
im about 2 post an ible for it<br>
do you use real strings? i want one of these and i cant aford to buy more srings because like most guitarists i am broke
Yeah I'm a broke guitarist too...the world should make a guitarist foundation that gives us money. XD
pleas pleas PLEAS make an instructable!!!! i will die if i don't have one of these!! it's amazing :D
Thats awesome dude, yeah put a little piezo pickup inside and blug it it, Have you used real guitar strings??? think i'm gonna have to make one of these at <a href="http://dirtyguitarguide.com">dirtyguitarguide.com</a>
Dude, thats awesome, you should make a full instructable<br />
I haven't seen one yet but I wanted to make a little Altoid tin electric guitar! XD&nbsp; I wonder ho hard would that be to make?
what were the strings made out of?
You sir, are a genuis. This has to be one of my favorite things on the site. I&nbsp;made my own, a much simpler not-as-cool version. It only cost my about 10 dollars though, probably because I didn't add a piezo. But this is just a fantastic idea. <br /> <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div>
hey i broke my only piezo can i use the mouth piece from a phone instead? 0_o
why are there holes drilled into the altoid tin?
It's so the sound can like resonate or something. On acoustic guitars they have the huge hole so the sound can resonate or something and be louder than just plucking a string. That's why electric guitars aren't loud without an amp, because the sound doesn't have a place to resonate or get loud. Could someone correct me if I'm wrong? Thanks
you are correct.
i really want to make one of these!! mostly for bowing, to put through a heavy reverb for sound efx, will probably use a metal neck/body for it. nice ible, really like the wingnut tuners!!
I tried this with a cassette tape box after reading it. It broke lol. I'll try to make an Altoids Bass guitar after my finger heals and I get used bass strings of of my guitar. (I used a rubber band...) You should make an instuctable about it.
I'm making a 6 string 1 of these but sadly i don't have and Altoild tin because they dont sell them here. it's gonna have a nice looking cover on it as i am using an ace of spades on it.
Awesome! Post a picture whenever you get it finished! :D
nice! very clean cut, and well made. how long did it take you?
Lol, I thought this comment was in reference to the killer albino squirrel
it took around 3-4 hours of searching for parts and trial and error, but im happy with the result stay tuned for the instrutable!!
lol i luv your desk mine looks like that too
you stole my picture
You stole Pink Floyd's picture.
Pink floyd totally stole the prism, for sure.
Newton stole it first!
sorry... but who doesnt love pink floyd?
thanks, my whole room is like that haha
Awesome! I'm sort-of combining 2 'ibles now- i'm making an electric stick bass, but using your method of holding the strings tight,It's gonna be SWEEEEEEEEEET!
I'm excited to see it! :-)
It's finished now but i can't find my camera and i couldnt find a wing nut or an eye bolt,So iv'e just substatuted them with standard nuts and bolts-it just means i need a screwdriver and pair of pliers to tune it!
<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/My_Electric_Stick_Bass_but_with_a_G_string/">https://www.instructables.com/id/My_Electric_Stick_Bass_but_with_a_G_string/</a><br/><br/>Found my camera, and made a slideshow about my bass.Click the link!<br/>
This is funny. Does it actually work?
Yep, a friend of mine was able to play Smoke On The Water on it! :D
you could play smoke on the water on anything
I could imagine someone playing that on a toaster... that would be strangely hilarious.
what about MAGIC BUS?
maybe you said this already, but what type of strings should i use to make this??

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