Altoid Guitar

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Introduction: Altoid Guitar

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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.

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    86 Comments

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    The Awesome Inventor

    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!

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    Cornersuite
    Cornersuite

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Please make an instructable on this. I want to make one for my son but not smart enough to do it from pictures...

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    pprice9
    pprice9

    7 years ago

    Thanks for this. My son has to make a musical instrument for a school project and this is perfect.

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    attwell
    attwell

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    tdolasky
    tdolasky

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    i believe it is a sliding marker that is seldom included in some rulers. he must have adhered it in place

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    NEED HELP sorta
    NEED HELP sorta

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    sk8er man
    sk8er man

    10 years ago on Introduction

    THAT'S AWESOME,MAKE AN INSTRUCTABLE FOR IT,I WANT ONE :) :D :D

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    neidermeier
    neidermeier

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    LiftAndLove
    LiftAndLove

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah I'm a broke guitarist too...the world should make a guitarist foundation that gives us money. XD

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    LastKoalaBear
    LastKoalaBear

    10 years ago on Introduction

    pleas pleas PLEAS make an instructable!!!! i will die if i don't have one of these!! it's amazing :D

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    dirtyroger
    dirtyroger

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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 dirtyguitarguide.com

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    ForDizzyAndMe
    ForDizzyAndMe

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I haven't seen one yet but I wanted to make a little Altoid tin electric guitar! XD  I wonder ho hard would that be to make?

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    aarobro56
    aarobro56

    11 years ago on Introduction

    You sir, are a genuis. This has to be one of my favorite things on the site. I 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.
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    panzuman
    panzuman

    11 years ago on Introduction

    hey i broke my only piezo can i use the mouth piece from a phone instead? 0_o

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    mattyew
    mattyew

    11 years ago on Introduction

    why are there holes drilled into the altoid tin?