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Can Cutting

So I've made a few of this tin can banjo things. Having a blast playing on them. I've made a couple out of empty tin "soup" cans and one ou…

Started by Mike Whisenhunt

8 Oct 7
Reply by Adam Jellison

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

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…

Started by Diane in Chicago

7 Nov 5, 2018
Reply by James Conder

The Cookie Tin Variety: a community image bank

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

Started by Diane in Chicago

34 Aug 17, 2018
Reply by Brown Water Jerry (Rice)

How to adjust Intonation???

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 intonatio…

Started by JL

9 Mar 10, 2017
Reply by Wichita Sam

1st Electric Canjo Build

25" scale, Maple neck, yellow heart fret board and head details, birch head laminate. Gitty hard tail, tuners and humbucker. Volume knob is…

Started by Greg Thompson

4 Aug 20, 2016
Reply by TN Twang

Reds Wicked Apple canjo

2stringer with Maple, Paduk, good size can for a decent sound. Wood is all scraps from previous builds...

Started by Greg Thompson

8 Aug 14, 2016
Reply by TN Twang

Chromatic fretting.

I bought a 2 string canjo from a guy called Greg at Elstead'15 a brilliant build as were his 3 string CBG's. It has a chromatic fretted nec…

Started by Graham Alibone

6 Sep 15, 2015
Reply by Graham Alibone

Gunpowder Jug Resonator

I was curious if anyone had used a 16oz steel powder can as a resonator and if so if they had any tips to pass along.  Mine are all this st…

Started by David Harris

1 Nov 27, 2014
Reply by Greg Thompson

Can Jo for Children

I want to build a Can Jo  for a child, what would the best scale length be? I am thinking of around 15-18 inches.

Started by David Bowes

11 Sep 29, 2014
Reply by David Bowes

Strings: Materials, Techniques, Sound, Etc.

I asked this question on a previous post, but I'd like to start a discussion here as well. What to use for string? I've used actual guitar…

Started by Dustan Eichler

23 Jun 13, 2014
Reply by TN Twang

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Can Cutting

Started by Mike Whisenhunt. Last reply by Adam Jellison Oct 7. 8 Replies

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

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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