2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars

"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.

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nice one Darryl.

thx Timothy

Nice Dulcimer.

Was the box from a 9.6v drill?

That was the best rechargeable drill I ever had.

It was a 1/2'' impact driver Rob

nice, I used the same box twice, one the blue vrsion like yours and also a grey one. I called them the M1 and the M2 scrapguitar, the M1 is sold to a jazz conservatory student, the M2 is waiting on a decission, and probably also sold.

look,

Here's a Christmas Cookie Tin Uke.

When you pluck the strings it sounds like a steel drum.

I'd love to take credit for that but it was just a happy accident.

nice colours there Rob, good package

I don't get the tool box at the top of the Reply box with the icons for photos and videos, guess I can't enter? Please advise. Thanks, Dave
That's desktop computer tool bar we can't load up from phones or iPads so I'm out good luck all .

Canjo Mic with 1950's telephone 48v mouthpiece.

nice one DB

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