Have you made an electric oil can guitar?

If so I'd love to hear what method you used, whether you wooded it out etc

Photos of it during construction would be great!

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This may be a good place to look? Also try the Search box way up top, you may get lucky. https://cigarboxnation.com/group/oilcanguitars

Some pis of mine BCB can Guitar

Mine started off as a banjo build.  I followed a youtube video by rpeek called "how to make a gas can banjo".  

But I didn't have an old banjo neck (as is suggested in the videos) so I used a 1x2 cbg neck.  And...that didn't really work for a banjo, so I converted it to 4 string electric guitar.

I don't have any pictures of the build process, but I recall some solutions I had to come up with:

I had to eyeball a slight neck angle on the neck thru design and it required cutting and overlapping a section of the 1x2 and creating a heel to get that to work.   I anchored the neck to the handle side of the can using some angle bracket/heel anchors from cbgitty.  

Then I had to cut out the bottom of the can in order to construct some bracing under the bridge (the aluminum can will crush into itself under string tension) and cut a new bottom out of a cigar box lid. I used a large bolt thru the bottom of the can to anchor that end of the neck. 

I mounted a flat humbucker pickup to the top and used a bolt for the bridge/saddle.

Turned out pretty good, I think:


I made one a couple years ago and thought I posted a thread about it, can't find it. I do have pics of the build process if your interested. Here's a link to a build thread I posted on the TDPRI Guitar Forum if that helps.



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