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The simplest little resonator instrument of all. Please add links to plans, photos of your canjos and ideas you've found that make the most of this diminutive instrument. (The image is a temporary placeholder, I'll replace it any day now!)

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The Gas/Kerosene/Oil Can variety: a community image bank

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by James Conder Nov 5, 2018. 7 Replies

If you've used an upright can on a chordophone, here's the place to show your work.I'm looking for an olive oil can right now, one of those really pretty ones from Eastern Europe.Continue

The Cookie Tin Variety: a community image bank

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) Aug 17, 2018. 34 Replies

Post up photos of your tin-tars!  These are the ones that look mostly like this:Continue

How to adjust Intonation???

Started by JL. Last reply by Wichita Sam Mar 10, 2017. 9 Replies

How is intonation on a canjo adjusted?  On a CBG you string it up, tune it, check the 0 & 12 frets and adjust the saddle till intonation is correct.With a canjo where the string is anchored in…Continue

1st Electric Canjo Build

Started by Greg Thompson. Last reply by TN Twang Aug 20, 2016. 4 Replies

25" scale, Maple neck, yellow heart fret board and head details, birch head laminate. Gitty hard tail, tuners and humbucker. Volume knob is cork with bottle top. Botticelli Olive Oil can.A lot of fun…Continue

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Comment by Blues Frog on October 1, 2017 at 6:11pm

TeaTinJo on a Sunday afternoon.

Comment by Battmann on August 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

super bowl 50 canjo

Comment by Simon Cartlidge on May 22, 2016 at 2:22pm
Anybody tried building a hamdolin? Just found this article, pity these ham cans are a bit harder to find in the UK, (well, in Shropshire anyway) http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/build-your-own-mandolin-zmaz85zs...
Comment by JL on March 16, 2016 at 10:17am

The 6.5 fret is a split fret where the second string is tuned to a 5th, the main string has the 6th fret a whole step above the 5th fret, the second string has the 6th fret only a half step above the 5th fret, so that all the frets are notes in whatever key the open strings are tuned in.  for a single string its not an issue and put it a whole step above the 5th.

Comment by Battmann on February 13, 2016 at 10:51pm

a couple coors light canjo's

Comment by Battmann on November 28, 2015 at 10:38pm

a couple of budweiser canjo;s

Comment by Battmann on October 27, 2015 at 2:09am

tried the cell phone , but that didnt sound good at all.

Comment by Brian Revels on October 22, 2015 at 2:21pm
Any chance of a sound sample Battmann? I have thought about trying something similar with different cans and guitar shapes... 2 strings even (can't bring myself to only do one string yet).
Comment by Battmann on October 22, 2015 at 2:30am

not too bad,. I use a 23 guage wound string, tuned to G. A simple instrument but people at work like  them

Comment by Brian Revels on October 19, 2015 at 7:34pm

How does she sound Battmann?

 

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The Gas/Kerosene/Oil Can variety: a community image bank

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by James Conder Nov 5, 2018. 7 Replies

The Cookie Tin Variety: a community image bank

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) Aug 17, 2018. 34 Replies

How to adjust Intonation???

Started by JL. Last reply by Wichita Sam Mar 10, 2017. 9 Replies

1st Electric Canjo Build

Started by Greg Thompson. Last reply by TN Twang Aug 20, 2016. 4 Replies

Reds Wicked Apple canjo

Started by Greg Thompson. Last reply by TN Twang Aug 14, 2016. 8 Replies

Chromatic fretting.

Started by Graham Alibone. Last reply by Graham Alibone Sep 15, 2015. 6 Replies

Can Cutting

Started by Mike Whisenhunt. Last reply by Greg Thompson Nov 29, 2014. 7 Replies

Gunpowder Jug Resonator

Started by David Harris. Last reply by Greg Thompson Nov 27, 2014. 1 Reply

Can Jo for Children

Started by David Bowes. Last reply by David Bowes Sep 29, 2014. 11 Replies

Strings: Materials, Techniques, Sound, Etc.

Started by Dustan Eichler. Last reply by TN Twang Jun 13, 2014. 23 Replies

Circular hole tuner design

Started by Philip Daniel. Last reply by Rand Moore Apr 4, 2014. 10 Replies

cookie tin banjo (tinjo)

Started by Hillbilly Hobo. Last reply by Rand Moore Apr 4, 2014. 1 Reply

mag pup

Started by jabes. Last reply by jabes Mar 25, 2014. 2 Replies

Overthinking a simple cookie tin ?

Started by Piht Bull (Delta Dawg Guitars). Last reply by PKB Jan 31, 2014. 7 Replies

brass canjo/cbg

Started by Mario Poggio. Last reply by Mario Poggio Nov 28, 2013. 7 Replies

Can Orientation

Started by Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson. Last reply by Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson Oct 20, 2013. 6 Replies

Scale length and bridge

Started by Battmann. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Jul 23, 2013. 5 Replies

Attaching the Can

Started by Jim burt. Last reply by Russ Dugger Dec 13, 2012. 9 Replies

Loudness Versus Scale Length

Started by Randal. Last reply by Randal Oct 27, 2012. 9 Replies

resso cone

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by rusty case Oct 10, 2012. 2 Replies

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