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I got this idea from the original Altoids Guitar posted by bumpus. When I set out to make my own Altoids Tin Guitar, I decided to make an Instructabl...
Parts Needed: (1) Empty Altoids Tin (3) Rulers, paint stir sticks, or I used banister rail spacers (3) Guitar Strings (I used the top 3) (1) Old BIC ...
Make sure to outline the areas of the Altoids tin before you begin cutting. You need to make one cut at the base of the tin for the first ruler to sl...
Now you need to make holes for the strings. Again, mark the holes before you break out the drill. I used a 3/32 drill bit for this. You also need t...
Now we are going to cut up a BIC pen. This will be used for the strings to rest on (instead of the side of the Altoids tin). You need to cut it down...
You need to attach the 1/8 jack before you insert the neck. You want to make sure everything fits correctly. I mounted the 1/8 jack and put an adapt...
Cut the plastic (an old Skype card worked for me) down to the width of the rulers. Bend the plastic. We are going to insert this between the top and...
Now we need to add holes for the eye bolts. Measure and mark before drilling. I used a 3/16 drill bit. You want to make a V with the bolts. Put tw...
Break the piezo from it's case. Be careful not to damage the piezo in the process. Once it is freed, wire it to the 1/8 jack. Follow the diagram th...
Now we just have to string it up. Insert strings into the holes on the end. Once they have all been inserted, close the lid. Loop each string over ...
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