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.

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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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