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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    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

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    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

    "i'll make an instructable in about an hour"

    4 years later, the people are still waiting XD

    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!

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

    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?

    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.

    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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    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 dirtyguitarguide.com

    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?