Homemade Guitars

This is the group for homemade instruments that venture out from the standard cigar box guitar.

Post photos of your oil can guitars, broomstick banjos and just whatever you are working on in your shop.

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Comment by Soap Box Blues on February 10, 2020 at 11:55am

poverty will never stop music!

Comment by PhattyPatty on October 4, 2015 at 9:01am

My stupid question... If you use the method where you cut the bottom off the can (or remove the bottom with a can opener), how do you re-attach it? Or, is there just a hole at the bottom when you're done???

Comment by Greg Thompson on January 27, 2015 at 3:20pm
Thanks AGP, I really appreciate your info.
I've played around with canjos but I want to go bigger.
Comment by AGP # on January 26, 2015 at 4:08pm

Yes Greg, I usually just start cutting, I find it best to secure the can so it doesn't move around, and I usually cut the holes a little bit on the tight side, and then file to suit (using the theory that it's easier to make the hole larger than trying to make it smaller).  

Good Luck! and am looking forward to seeing some pics of your Can builds.

Comment by Larry O'Neil on January 26, 2015 at 1:39pm
Does anybody build three string can guitar that sells them?
Comment by Greg Thompson on January 26, 2015 at 12:55pm
Thanks AGP, I can do the Dremel!
Do you drill out corners or just start cutting?
Comment by AGP # on January 25, 2015 at 3:19pm

Welcome to the group, I find a "Dremel" with a metal cutting disc works best for me. 

Comment by Greg Thompson on January 25, 2015 at 12:21pm
Hi, I'm new to this group. I've been building CBGs for a bit, but want to do cans. What are folks using to cut openings into cans?
Comment by John McNamara on December 22, 2014 at 5:18am

Hi Just found the group on CBG I am looking to build a oil can amp can any one recommend a good kit 

Comment by AGP # on November 26, 2014 at 2:05pm

Looks Bad! - Sounds Good!


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