I love me some canjos, but I had a really tiny cigar box that I thought would be a good candidate for a one-string diatonic build. Used it to try my hand at a shaped headstock - still a lot to learn there - but it came out right purty, and sounds nice!

Red oak neck, poplar fretboard.

Because I had one to hand, I stuck a bottlecap piezo pickup in, so it can be played through an amp. That was mostly for fun though.

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Comment by Lonman on Tuesday

heck yes, nice job. like this and really like the headstock shape. 

Comment by Sean Murphy on May 11, 2019 at 7:28pm

Ha! The corners are a little bit big - I bought them off the shelf at Home Depot - but it's a 20-inch scale so you can see the distance from the nut to the bridge and get a sense of the size. I didn't actually pay enough attention when I decided on the scale and was alarmed when I realized that the bridge would almost be off the end of the box! If I'd been smarter I would have gone with a shorter scale length.

Comment by Taffy Evans on May 11, 2019 at 5:42pm

Hi Dean, nice build, how was the switch from metalwork to woodwork,ha ha. If they are standard size corners, it shows how small that box is.

Taff

Comment by the anonymous pick on May 8, 2019 at 9:52pm

yup. right purty ;-)

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