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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My 2nd guitar:

Vinnies Axe. 3 string open D, (or whatever else takes your fancy, I just like the deep tones).

My 3rd guitar: Campbells shortbread. Tuned like a mandolin with just four strings, it's great for folk music.

Got me a Antiek Cigar Tin will that do !

Ill try and make a Arch Top Cigar Tin Build out of it ?

Sweet tin!

This is a tenor banjolele. Built it for a band member that was moving out of town, so we had everyone sign it. The neck is oak, taken from an old vanity, strings are fishing line.

Nice!!!

 I love the signatures and the tail piece.

Oil can guitar built with a Fender Squire neck and a humbucker pickup

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tuned to G , dulcimer fretted with split pin frets. last time i do this as i am tired of the frets sticking to my fingers and not going down straight..lol its a canjo and plays in tune so end result , happy.

Tree of my earlyér Tin Builds Moviecan, Antiek Indian cigar tin , and the AGIO Golden Harvest cigar tin Build !

My first attempt to build an instrument from when I first got interested in CBGs... way back in September 2017. lol  Though currently strung as a GDG 3-string with unison courses, my thought was to make something I could use as a diddly bow to a 6-string and everything in between. It has a high-tech compensated string suspension system (square nuts and threaded rods), my wife's "missing" cheese grater as a tailpiece and a soundhole cover donated by the kind folks at Quality Inn and Suites, Rochester, Michigan (just kidding, I'd never steal anything from a hotel... I found it in my kids' bathroom). Electronics are a humbucker with push/pull coil split and two parallel piezo disks. The two pickup types are independently controllable due to the use of Schottky diodes.

I dig it

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