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Oil Can Guitars

I was looking for a place to post some of my oil can guitar photos, I have about 40 or 50 really nice ones I have found over the years on the net. I don't see a group and since I enjoy organizing and collecting photos, I will start this group here.

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I think this would make the coolest album cover!!!!!

here is the full shot, use it if you want!! the first to use it is has dibbs


To-Can-Sam says, "post some photos, we love cans n' things!"

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First Build - why did I choose an oil can?!

Started by CJWilky. Last reply by CJWilky Apr 3, 2016. 2 Replies

Well that's what it's going to be, much as a comfy wooden box is sounding like a better plan for a first build. I'm making this for my brothers birthday on 28 March, and then aim to make 2 more also…Continue

Construction et al

Started by The Professor. Last reply by PhattyPatty Oct 4, 2015. 8 Replies

Hi all,Just about to start my first Oil Can guitar and was looking for some tips on how to connect the neck etc. Does anyine know of a website to visit or are there any internal shots that you may…Continue

Great idea for a group but gas cans scare me....

Started by Mama Mojo Jul 5, 2010. 0 Replies

I've got some olive oil cans that I am looking to make some instrument out of when I get caught up on my other works in progress.... Thanks for starting this group, Josh - it looks great!

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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?
Thanks,
Greg
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!

Comment by AGP # on November 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

Out of the 100+ CBG's I own, this one is probably one of the best and most played of them all!

 

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