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






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Here are a few more I built:

My effort for what it's worth. Since the picture was taken I've replaced the bridge with one made from an old ebony piano key.

Well, we have to have a close up of that bridge, then!
Mark aka. Junk Box Instruments said:
My effort for what it's worth. Since the picture was taken I've replaced the bridge with one made from an old ebony piano key.


Diane in Chicago said:
Well, we have to have a close up of that bridge, then!


A quick shot with a phone camera (best I can do for the time being)

If we can't use "canjo" as a generic name, maybe Diane's idea of "tin-tars" would be a good one. Could have a contest to come up with the best generic name and then promote that name on Google, CBN and other instrument making sites. But, I still personally prefer "canjo".

Diane, Mark: Those are some nice looking tin-tars! How are you bracing the necks to the cookie tins? It would be nice to have a few internal bracing / neck-to-cookie tin photos as well, if that's not asking to much.
Rand Moore said:
If we can't use "canjo" as a generic name, maybe Diane's idea of "tin-tars" would be a good one. Could have a contest to come up with the best generic name and then promote that name on Google, CBN and other instrument making sites. But, I still personally prefer "canjo".
I think canjo is established as a generic name (and there's probably a history for it that goes back a long way). But there's a discussion on this elsewhere. I've tended to call mine a tin banjo.
There are some pictures on my website, but it's difficult to explain the construction properly with a photo. Here's a quick sketch that (hopefully) shows how the neck and body are fixed together.

tin-tones...made from tea tins...ck the primitive raw sound. http://www.tin-tone.com/
I want that Nukki canjo so bad it kills me!
Diane in Chicago said:
Here are a few more I built:




Those Nukki tins come up on Ebay every once in a while. Some are deeper, with graphics on the side, too.

Jason Nelms said:
I want that Nukki canjo so bad it kills me!

Here's the innards, i put those little feet on either end and screw them to the bottom of the tin. I just use scraps, but others cut feet like that as part of the neck.

Rand Moore said:
Diane, Mark: Those are some nice looking tin-tars! How are you bracing the necks to the cookie tins? It would be nice to have a few internal bracing / neck-to-cookie tin photos as well, if that's not asking to much.
Nice looking instruments. Are they all electric? Or can such a small can make a fairly loud "personal sized" strummer. I like the upside-down head/neck design with the tuners on the bottom. Looks ultra-modern. No frets, I see. Four strings. How are they tuned? Re-entrantly like a ukulele? The small cans (tea tins, you say) remind me of some mini electric "guitars" made from altoid (sp?) cans I saw somewhere on the Internet.



AKA.WILLARDJ. said:
tin-tones...made from tea tins...ck the primitive raw sound. http://www.tin-tone.com/
Yes, this is the kind of photo I was asking for, thanks. And your method appears much more sturdy as compared to just attaching the cookie tin to the neck with a few wood screws. [By the way, Chinese immigration wouldn't let me out of the country yesterday because I accidentally overstayed my visa by one day. I was there one month ago, May 22nd and my plane tickets were for June 22nd and it didn't click that there were actually 31 days between the two dates. I need to get into the mindset that a "30 day Visa" means "2 weeks Visa" so that I have a lot of "slop time" to get around to exit to Hong Kong so I can return again for another 30 day -- I mean 14 day -- stay. Today I have to go to the Immigration Police Station downtown to pay a fine. They were closed yesterday when I discovered this problem, so they will likely charge me for 2 days overstay in spite of the fact that the station was closed at the time the problem was discovered. Enough to make me wonder why I put up with living here. Must be because of my wife, daughter and her family. My flight has been rescheduled for tonight and I'm returning to the States for a little R&R form the extremely hot summer weather in China. So, anyway, I've used some of this time to read/reply to CBN, e-mail and the like.]
Diane in Chicago said:
Here's the innards, i put those little feet on either end and screw them to the bottom of the tin. I just use scraps, but others cut feet like that as part of the neck.

Rand Moore said:
Diane, Mark: Those are some nice looking tin-tars! How are you bracing the necks to the cookie tins? It would be nice to have a few internal bracing / neck-to-cookie tin photos as well, if that's not asking to much.

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