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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    89 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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

    2 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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


    Reply 2 years ago

    "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!


    5 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...


    5 years ago

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


    7 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?


    Reply 7 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

    NEED HELP sortapmac93

    Reply 11 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.


    8 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

    1 reply

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


    8 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

    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?