"The wire is attached to the can bottom. I punched a hole in the can, strung the wire through, and tied it to a washer on the inside, snugged it up tight.
It sounds very metallic, but I'm thinking it may be due more to the wire than the…"
"I was hanging out on the Diddley Bows and Other Primitives group, and thought I had something new...you all bet me too it! Currently sporting what is probably some aluminum picture hanging wire from the garage. I'll need to upgrade that at some…"
The simplest little resonator instrument of all. Please add links to plans, photos of your canjos and ideas you've found that make the most of this diminutive instrument.(The image is a temporary placeholder, I'll replace it any day now!)See More
"How do I play it? Not very well. :-)
Seriously, 'tho, thanks for the feeback, all.
Right now I hold it like a guitar and strum. The generic hardware wire I found in the garage has some kinks that tend to hit the neck and cause a nasty buzz,…"
"Here's my one-string-wonder.
I wanted to do something simple and really liked the diddley bow. I thought I could up the sound a bit with a tin can. I didn't particularly like the look when folks have the sting across the base of the can,…"