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Can Jo Consortium

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!)

Location: the vegetable aisle in a grocery store near you
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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 Diane in Chicago on June 20, 2010 at 8:47am
Matt, where's our pictures?
Comment by guy alexander on June 20, 2010 at 4:30am
What a neat looking can-jo (in the photo). Have you seen an ektar? I have been saving cans to make some. They are modeled on an Indian folk instrument, with a strip of thin timber(bamboo) up either side of the can meeting at the top. Here a machine head is fixed to one string. By squeezing the two strips while playing, a sliding effect is created apparently.
Comment by Artist Formerly Known as Matt on June 19, 2010 at 12:43pm
DONE! 2 hrs ...... not bad!
Comment by Rev. Nix on June 19, 2010 at 12:38pm
Think im going to build the kids in the neighborhood some, all they been doing is sitting on the round about jumping there bikes into it??? Kids.... i will give them something to do, and myself some shop time.
Comment by Diane in Chicago on June 19, 2010 at 11:36am
I'm off to the recyling center for cans, we don't eat much in cans these days. But there is a peach one laying around that will be the prototype!
Comment by Artist Formerly Known as Matt on June 19, 2010 at 10:45am
Waiting for the glue to dry on the scarf.
Yeah, I do it on everything.

Matt
Comment by Diane in Chicago on June 19, 2010 at 10:25am
Might want some felt or fun foam on that, too! Post up a vid for us, Randy!
Comment by Diane in Chicago on June 19, 2010 at 10:00am
yes, I found a guy/gal who was making pickups in beer can lids, and they attach to the steel cans with magnets, I think. So you can put them on and off.

http://www.getlofi.com/?p=1478

Aren't those awesome?!
Comment by Diane in Chicago on June 19, 2010 at 9:44am
Well, me too! I meant to bring a batch of 3-string guitars to my kids' summer camp, but that was getting pricey. So now I'm going to make about a dozen 1 and 2 string canjos instead. I'll be using vegetable/fruit cans so they can take a beating. I worry about the strings cutting into the aluminum soda cans over time.
Comment by Artist Formerly Known as Matt on June 19, 2010 at 9:41am
It's about time!
I've not built one yet, but I might just do one today!

Matt
 

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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

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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

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