I have this tin that I though of making into a guitar. It's a little smaller than a shoebox, or about 3 or 4 standard cereal boxes. Does anyone have plans for a guitar like this? How should I go about building an internal structure? Wooden frame, or box? Thanks.

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This Guinness box has a wooden frame inside,the neck dovetailed into the end blockOn this one the through neck has a cross piece,the four ends of the cross are epoxied to the box lid and the box held to the lid with self tappers 

Any instructions on these?
I made a quick oil can guitar, similar concept, I treated it like any other build, only I used a few screws to hold the neck in place.

You will need a block to support the bridge if you notch out your neck. That one will be great!

I've made a couple of tin box guitars, one a 3 string and the other a 6 string. Both of them have a through neck, and that is enough to keep the rigidity of the box. I cut the hole in the tin, fold the tabs into the box and use them to screw the tin to the box. I don't what other folks will say, but for me, no other bracing is required. 

I've attached a photo of my 3 stringer. You can't really see how it's been attached, but I thought it might give an idea of what I mean. I should also point out that I made this 4 years ago. While I might do a few things to make the fitting a little neater, I can vouch that it is still structurally sound.

The only other tip I can offer is about the sound. Tins have a tendency to vibrate and make a nasty sound if you strum too ferociously. This can be totally stopped by shredding a plastic bag and putting it into the tin when you seal it up. It doesn't affect the sound at all, apart from getting rid of the vibration.

What kind of action, (high or low,) and strings, (acoustic or electric,) do you reccommend? I thought of doing an acoustic/electric 3 stringer, using Seasick Steve's Trance Wonder tuning. http://youtu.be/8jcYdmD8FCI
Saw one last week with a metal neck.
Any ideas or suggestions to my last reply?
Action is determined by the player. Do you wanna play slide? Do you want a fretted, or unfretted neck? You can still play slide on a low action fretted neck, although many sliders like a higher action. No reason you can't do an acoustic / electric using the GGB tuning. Then you gotta decide: piezo or mag pup? Lotsa ways to go...
What about a metal neck? Thought of that.

I have been playing diddley bows for around 6 months. And I love it. Its like a second wind. Any way, yesterday I picked up a 6 string acoustic for the first time since I been playing the d bow's, and played it with a slide (without raising the nut thingy yet-the frets were clashing a little). To my amazement I realised that the experience with the diddley bows had TOTALLY revolutionised how I looked at the instrument. It was no longer a complex intimidating chord shaping thing, it had become.....a sonic rhythm box instead LOL

I have made a couple of one stringed cookie tin guitars.  Both I made with the neck going through the inside of the body, and then screwed at the base of the tin to reinforce it all.  I didn't reinforce them at all with any additional pcs. of wood.

I used a drill bit to !carefully! bore a hole for the round neck to go into, and had to do some additional bending inward to make the hole bigger.  Once I had the metal hole shaped and big enough, I had to cut a small notch in the lid so it could close properly.  I attached it at the base and got a little creative with the string holster.



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