All, Here is the plans for the Canjo based on Herschel Brown, et al. They are freely available and the intent is for us CBGers to make them for schools, hospitals, as a Boy/Girl Scout project, Church project, or any other act of community good will.

You must download the free Google SketchUp to open and work with this file (.skb).

Use them for fun. Use them in peace ;-)


The file to download: canjo.skb

 

NEW PLANS!!! 070311

 

canjo3.skb

Views: 20757

Comment

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates on July 3, 2011 at 9:55pm

New Plans!!!

 

See above.

 

-WY

Comment by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates on July 2, 2011 at 9:30am
Mike, i secure them with screws and nuts. I recess the nuts into the wood and the wood is now in the can. I will post pics soon

-WY
Comment by Poppeysguitars on June 29, 2011 at 9:57pm

I would like to know ? How do you mount the neck to the can,,,, A FLAT CAN. Is it mounted to the top or bottom of the can to get the best sound..........some one can tell me hit me up @ mkschrimpsher@aol.com.

Thanks to all of you for all the help in the past on the, & CBG or CCJOG,

Comment by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates on October 18, 2010 at 9:19pm
Chuck, I'm reworking all of this . Will home something more soon.

-WY
Comment by chuck queisser on October 18, 2010 at 9:15pm
Making some canjos for our school, need to know how can is mounted and how the string is mounted to the can. Is there a special way that works best or just use our imagination. thank you Chuck
Comment by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates on September 2, 2010 at 9:56pm
HE He Tammi. You can also use any vegetable can. Large green bean cans are great. There are so many ones you can build.

-WY
Comment by Tammi Ferrell Fuqua on September 2, 2010 at 1:49pm
Building my 1st one :) The hard part will be picking out the can! (I hope!) lol
Comment by Rand Moore on June 20, 2010 at 1:37pm
We've started a canjo group on Cigar Box Nation called "Canjo Consortium". If you found this thread about building canjos, then you will probably be interested in joining our group. From the diagram above, I see they recommend a pan head screw for a slotted nut. Nice idea.
Comment by Drew Fowler on January 19, 2010 at 11:48am
I'm pretty late to this topic, but I have a couple of quick questions and as odd as it seems, I can't seem to find much info on canjos other than to buy them. And really, where's the fun in that?

Okay so what type of string and guage does one use? also, what keeps the string from 'cutting' through the bottom of the can when tensioned?
Comment by CanJoe*John on November 23, 2009 at 1:44pm
I have been giving canjoe instruments to sick kids of children's hospitals for many years and continue to do so on a regular basis. Besides losing my dear and long time friend, Herschel Brown, to cancer last year, my wife, who gave me the name I'm now best known by, also died at age 39 from cancer, 15 years ago. By her inspiration, 3 years ago, I embarked full time on a special children's hospital tour called the "Tour of Smiles" where I have now become certified as a child life specialist special events entertainer for several children's hospitals. Herschel Brown was a staunch supporter of the "Tour of Smiles" before his passing. The Tour of Smiles Affiliation, Inc (TOSA) was chartered as a nonprofit corporation on January 1, 2009 for the purpose of providing music instruments (that could also include CBGs or any others, does not limit what these kids receive to just canjoes), special musical events and programs to benefit these kids and their family members. Herschel was made a memorial member of the BOD after his passing and the "Tour" is continued in his memory as well as in memory of my wife, and others). It would be nice if the CBGers would also help support TOSA. The canjoes that are currently being provided to these kids who receive them on the Tour of Smiles are of the highest quality, most accurately built instruments of their type. I've posted a blog on this site about canjoes and welcome anyone to comment or contribute. There is far more to making canjoes accurately and making them safe (for instance, cutting and mounting cans properly) than drawings or written descriptions can depict. I support your good intent and cause but canjoes really must be built right and by experienced crafters before they should be distributed into the hands of these kids.

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Varnish on box

Started by Paul W. McGuire in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Erasmo Coco 44 minutes ago. 7 Replies

Found my perfect box

Started by Paul W. McGuire in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Korrigan 22 hours ago. 1 Reply

Fret dot recommendation

Started by Douglas Eric Marsalis in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Brendan deVallance on Thursday. 29 Replies

pricing

Started by Mike in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Jerry Jordan on Wednesday. 23 Replies

My first build

Started by Calvin Harris in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Korrigan on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Blog Posts

BEER KEG BLUES...!

Posted by Peter Lewis on January 21, 2018 at 3:09pm 4 Comments

The most imitated guitar…

Posted by Tim Snyder on January 19, 2018 at 2:25pm 2 Comments

Cigar box art.

Posted by PEGGY TRAMBLE on January 19, 2018 at 12:55pm 2 Comments

Do you listen to the box?

Posted by Fred Bike on January 18, 2018 at 10:42pm 16 Comments

Tinbox stickdulcimer

Posted by Kim Österberg on January 18, 2018 at 3:25pm 1 Comment

Latest Activity

Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
3 minutes ago
AGP # commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Multi-pupose power tool for CBG builders

"Nice Tour of your Work Shop and Multi Purpose Saw Info 'UJ'  :-)   :-) "
5 minutes ago
AGP # liked Uncle John's video
9 minutes ago
AGP # commented on Tom E's video
Thumbnail

Lap steel Sound Check

"Definitely passes the sound test!, a well played version of one of Fav' tunes  :-D"
12 minutes ago
AGP # liked Tom E's video
14 minutes ago
AGP # liked Downtown Vinnie's video
15 minutes ago
AGP # commented on bemuzic's video
Thumbnail

New Song Demo "Open C" On Three String Cigar Box Guitar

"Very Enjoyable B, Great Lyrics and Beat  :-)"
18 minutes ago
AGP # liked bemuzic's video
20 minutes ago
Peter Lewis commented on Peter Lewis's blog post BEER KEG BLUES...!
"Cutting the keg in half lengthways might well work for a voilocello or any other stringed…"
22 minutes ago
Peter Lewis commented on Peter Lewis's blog post BEER KEG BLUES...!
"Amps did cross my mind - but having not built one yet, it seems a little daunting. As for drums, I…"
24 minutes ago
AGP # commented on Erasmo Coco's video
Thumbnail

Diiddley Bow Winter Back Porch

"Slick Pickin' as usual Erasmo, must be getting warmer!, I can see the Sun Shining over your…"
25 minutes ago
Eric Constance liked shane wagstaff's video
30 minutes ago

Music

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service