"Come on, brothers and sisters, KICK OUT THE CANS!"  

For our final build-off contest of 2017, we're looking for your best canjos, cookie tin banjos and any other playable stringed instrument made from discarded metal containers.  It can have one string wired to a tin can or it could be a full size harp made from an outdoor propane tank!  The more creative, the better.

Here's the details:

Contest runs Nov. 16 - Dec. 20, 2017

Prizes:  $100 C. B. Gitty Gift Certificate for 1st place, $50 Gitty gift certificate for second and $25 gift certificate for third.

Judges:  Shane Speal, Ben "Gitty," Glenn Watt and Farley Andresen

How to Enter:

1.  In the comments section below, post up to three (3) photos and one (1) video of your entry.

2.  Add a one (1) paragraph description with your photo entry.

3.  Shake, stir, repeat.  (Yes, you can submit more than one entry!)

4.  Submissions that won previous Cigar Box Nation contests are ineligible.  

Need inspiration?  Here's Wesseh to show you how it's done...

Note:  This is the official contest entry page.  Do not use this page to post comments about other submissions.

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Here is my entry for the kick the can contest. It is made from 2 ash can lids. An ash can is a large pale with a lid like a trash can. We use them to remove ashes from the fireplace. I was going to call it my kick your ash can jo, but that seemed a bit long. I'm calling it my Ash Kicker. One of the challenging things about this build was that the lids dome upwards, making the neck angle quite a challenge.

  • My entry is a really fun piccolo resonator. It features a super beat up vintage Little Bobbie box. The reso is the lid off a stain can.  The neck is a scrap piece of poplar.  It has a 14.5 scale. Super bright tone from the brass nut and bridge.  Good luck and Happy Holidays to everyone.
  • https://youtu.be/SvzIpdpUIw0

I couldn't get my video up .... I'm using an iPad. So I'll post it on my page sorry 

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