"Hey rand, I will upload a photo of my canjo later because I am at work right now, but I was wondering if you have noticed if the quality of sound varies with the type of wood that you use for the neck? it seems that the canjo that I have is…"
" My first Canjo overcame that particular issue just by being overbuilt- I was ambitious enough to want to try a 3 string(GDg) first time out, so I basicly glued three poplar garden stakes together (1.5" deep) with the middle stick…"
"Thanks for the idea of a adjustable arm rest for them. Sometimes all it takes is some one to mention something like that to get the ideas rolling around in my head and me thinking why didnt I think of that. Thanks again, C Cook
"Nice build, C.Cook. First time I've seen this style of can. Looks more like an Aluminum bottle. Don't think we have them here in China yet. I imagine they sound about the same as the old style cola/beer cans. Right? It also looks to…"
"I just finished this super Bowl XLVI special Can Jo this evening. Used hard maple for the wood Special edition Pepsi can and #7 piano wire for the string, 16 Banjo frets and one of my screw in bridges in the end of the can for string support. Can is…"
"I have no access to proper strings so I have been using fishing line. I have been experimenting some with different size lines I was curious if any else uses fishing line and if so what sizes do you like to use?"
"I bought a roll of #7 piano wire and have made numerous variations. I have'nt ran out yet but have used guitar strings also. Its like Mama Mojo says and use whatever strings you have. A word of caution on using piano wire. If you tighten the…"
That looks like a pretty nice canjo. How do your canjos sound?
One recent line of inquiry on CBN was how to make the canjo sound better. All my canjos sound very tinny - like a banjo, but even more tinny. When I was building them (a…"
"I've updated my canjo diagram to show string routing, tuner, nut and "bridge" placement and scale length. Here's the updated drawing: It also shows where the strum hollow is located (in the 7" area before the can resonator).…"
Here's a diagram of your typical canjo.
The average length of a canjo is maybe 30 inches. The dimensions only get critical when you get around to fretting the instrument. Then you'll need to know the scale length (distance…"
"I re-read your post and another idea popped into my head. In your original post, you said: "Oh, and the two for my bros and this one all have a bridge at the top. All I have to do now is string it and drill the holes in the bottom for the…"
"Here are my responses to your 4 questions:
1.) For my canjos (which I don't build very much anymore in favor of CBGs), I usually used ukulele friction tuners which are easier to install as compared to geared tuners. The geared tuners…"
"In addition to uke and guitar strings, I have used banjo strings which make the instrument sound more twangy like a banjo. For guitar strings, all I've used were maybe the first 2 strings on the guitar, but I suspect if you used the middle or…"