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Comment by Shane Sylvester on June 24, 2019 at 3:31am

love the natural look the tin lid rocks

Comment by Rob Ingram on February 10, 2014 at 6:59pm

Yes, there is a hole under the lid. I left enough underneath to screw it to the top around the edges.

Comment by Kevin Nickler on February 9, 2014 at 7:37pm

Agree totally with turtlehead, clean, simple and rustic were exactly what I thought when I saw it.  I favor the 'traditional' look that doesn't forget it's a box and salvaged materials.  Is there a hole routed underneath the can lid or is it just fastened in place?


My Dad called me "Dutchman".

Comment by Rob Ingram on December 18, 2013 at 7:00pm

I see. My Dad was quite a fisherman too. So much so he was known as "Catfish Bob"! He called me "Pete" why I have no idea. I was totally surprised how well this lil dude sounded. They all seem to sound different ... part of the fun ! Thanks Man and Keep on Pickin' !!!

Comment by turtlehead on December 17, 2013 at 11:36pm

Very cool story Rob and thanks. Turtlehead is a family nickname I've adopted from the time my Dad caught a huge snapper when he was fishing.  It's turned into a Moby Dick kind of story over the years.  I bet that guitar has some nice "plunk" - the combination of the can lid with the thick sides seems to resonate well for me and is a great combination of a banjo and a guitar sound.

Comment by Rob Ingram on December 17, 2013 at 6:53pm

Yep. Regular old 3/4 pine box with 1/4 plywood top and back. Works pretty well ! I like to keep it fun and simple and see what it sounds like. Experimenting is interesting to see what works and sounds good ! Sure do like your music Turtlehead ! Back when I was in the band my favorite beer joint we played at was called "Turtleheads"! It's a small seafood and bar type place in Joplin MO !

Comment by turtlehead on December 16, 2013 at 8:03pm

Yep, looks like my kind of git!  Clean, simple and rustic.  Homemade box?

Comment by Rob Ingram on December 16, 2013 at 7:26pm

Thanks Uncle John ! I got the idea from Turtleheads video of "I wanna play that Rock n Roll" ! I think he used a metal coffee can lid. Ol' Turtlehead's music is perdy darn good !! Back drop is blanket on my "easy" chair.

Comment by Uncle John on December 15, 2013 at 4:23pm

Yup.  Like the reso.  Even cooler for some reason that it was from chili.  Cool back drop/

Comment by Rob Ingram on December 15, 2013 at 2:25pm

Diddley Bow with chili can lid reso ... looks kinda silly but rings out like a bell !

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