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.

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This category reminds me of a South African company called "Township Guitars" which makes what they call "African Oil Can Guitars". Their website is: "http://www.townshipguitars.com". They have some sample recordings and I love the sound of their instruments and their style of music. They also say that they use Castrol Armaclean and Castrol GTX oil cans which they paint with a variety of African designs. Really cool.
I found a similar shaped Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can that is a bit smaller than the Castrol style automotive oil cans which I think might make a nice three string guitar. The width of this olive oil can is also slimmer by maybe 40% than other olive oil cans at the same store (a middle-eastern grocery store). The dimensions are 25 cm high, 16 cm wide and 9 cm deep (that's approximately 9 & 7/8ths x 6 & 3/8 x 3 & 1/2 inches). Net content is 2.88 liters, or 97.04 Fl. Oz. The brand name is "Tazah" and it's painted green with a picture of an olive orchard on front. It's not an especially beautiful can, but it's good enough for me. It seems like a nice can for a 4-string tenor sized canjo-lele. I still have to perfect my building techniques for multi-stringed instruments before I use the can. But I am sure I'll take it back to China with me.
i have found some nice ones in the stores in our italian neighborhood.

Here's my Can o' Blues. It's not much to look at, but it sounds great and is alot of fun to play. The can is an old isopropyl alcohol can I rescued from the trashcan at the

printing company where I work. The neck is hard rock maple I ripped from a dieboard I rescued from the dumpster at the printing company where I used to work. The nut is a brass bolt, and the bridge is a cut nail used for fastening to concrete. I pick it up, grab the 5/8 inch spark plug socket I use for a slide, and blues just come pouring out! I'll post video as soon as I figure out how. (Technology ain't my bag!)
I came across a couple videos on CBN by a member called 'Warren' who has made a Gas Canjo and plays a couple of demo songs on them. Here are the links: Gas Canjo Demo-1 and Gas Canjo Demo-2. I think they are pretty inspirational, so enjoy! His instrument is configured as a 5-string banjo.

-Rand.
Here in the next year or so I will want to do a build out of a 3 liter olive oil can. Any builders who have done this, a minor tutorial would be nice. Thanks.

My version of the Portland Cowboy guitar. I've been fascinated with this one ever since Shane did the video of it. Only change is glued on bobby pin frets as opposed to staples.

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