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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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Canjo Tablatures

Started by Adam Jellison. Last reply by Adam Jellison Jan 8. 6 Replies

Maybe it is just me, but I love to sit there and pick out songs I know or songs people want to play on my Canjo.  I own a couple of Canjo Song books from Gitty, and looked around online and found a…Continue

Can Cutting

Started by Mike Whisenhunt. Last reply by Glenn Watt Nov 22, 2019. 9 Replies

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 out of a beer can. I cut a few other cans to prepare them to…Continue

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

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Comment by BrianQ. on December 8, 2019 at 12:15am

Smells like Xmas...

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on November 24, 2019 at 8:58pm

Oh, Adam Jellison- sorry but I neither read nor write tab, but hope you get good connections here in CBN! -Glenn

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on November 24, 2019 at 8:57pm

Thx Brian Q. Appreciate your comments, makes sense. I have one really old slightly larger can at the moment... -Glenn

Comment by BrianQ. on November 24, 2019 at 8:32pm

Glenn, it seems to me, that older/vintage cans have louder sound. I think it has something to do with either the thickness or the hardness of the steel? The old half pound coffee cans are pretty loud, although  a little bulky? Anything 32 oz. or over is kinda loud? 

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on November 24, 2019 at 8:19pm

So what is the LOUDEST resonator can, string, building model ya'll have found for a canjo? Thx for any replies! And Blessed Thanksgiving, -Glenn

Comment by Adam Jellison on November 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

Don't know if the group is still active, but I was wondering if anyone had a Canjo Tab for How Great Thou Art?

Comment by BrianQ. on November 13, 2019 at 12:50am

Off work early, had some time to leisurely shape a neck. Poplar, 18.5” scale, shaped with one file & a handful of different sandpaper. Ebay says my tins should arrive at the end of the week, just in time?

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...
 

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Canjo Tablatures

Started by Adam Jellison. Last reply by Adam Jellison Jan 8. 6 Replies

Can Cutting

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

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The Cookie Tin Variety: a community image bank

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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

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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

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