"Come on, brothers and sisters, KICK OUT THE CANS!"
For our final build-off contest of 2017, we're looking for your best canjos, cookie tin banjos and any other playable stringed instrument made from discarded metal containers. It can have one string wired to a tin can or it could be a full size harp made from an outdoor propane tank! The more creative, the better.
Here's the details:
Contest runs Nov. 16 - Dec. 20, 2017
Prizes: $100 C. B. Gitty Gift Certificate for 1st place, $50 Gitty gift certificate for second and $25 gift certificate for third.
Judges: Shane Speal, Ben "Gitty," Glenn Watt and Farley Andresen
How to Enter:
1. In the comments section below, post up to three (3) photos and one (1) video of your entry.
2. Add a one (1) paragraph description with your photo entry.
3. Shake, stir, repeat. (Yes, you can submit more than one entry!)
4. Submissions that won previous Cigar Box Nation contests are ineligible.
Need inspiration? Here's Wesseh to show you how it's done...
Note: This is the official contest entry page. Do not use this page to post comments about other submissions.
Latest build off the bench, it's a 3 string diatonically tuned 24" scale Dulci-strummer, made from a superman boxer briefs tin I got at a local resale shop. The frets are made from finishing nails. It is tuned EBE. I mod-poged superman comic panels down the fretboard. It has a piezo pickup.In this video my co-worker Jacob Freeman is enjoying it.
Really adds to that "Tone Is In The Underpants" saying. LOL
"Satellite, 2006." This guitar features an entire six pack of National Bohemian Beer cans for resonating chambers--thus the six sound holes. It's an acoustic guitar--the oven knobs look like pick up controls but they are merely for show. It's made almost entirely from scrap construction lumber. The neck is 2X4 with a fretboard from Jatoba flooring. The head plate is Cocobolo from a friend's scrap bin. Top and back from Luan plywood. Spray painted sunburst. Hand carved bridge. Nameplate from a Plymouth Satellite.... Being a resonator guitar I figured I'd skip the hassle of making sides--plus you get a better view of the beer cans. How does it sound? A little thin but pleasant. But because I took some, er, liberties with the neck-to-body joint it has a very high action up the neck and so it's just a wall hanger.
You forgot to mention the awesome Plymouth Satellite emblem, and high action doesn't make it a wall hangar, makes it a "Slide Guitar" HoHoHo Merry Christmas!