Okay, this is just my second attempt at a self-made instrument. First I tried a ukulele... now, an oil can guitar. Once again, lots of room for improvement! But it sounds pretty good!

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Looks good! I never heard of Bovinol before. Is that 10w30 for cows?

"Keeps cows comfortable". Supposedly keeps insects away. Made by Standard Oil! I'm pretty sure it's obsolete.

nice!  ;-)


very cool...   I need a source for oil cans...

I saw a few on ebay, but they are really expensive.  GoodWill has an ebay like site that isn't as shopped out. I find all sorts of goodies for guitars on shopgoodwill.  I am currently hunting gears for a couple of Flathead Big Block boxes I have.  I made one for a buddy who rat rods cars and almost was attacked when I delivered it to him at a car show. I think I need to start making biz cards!

Vista Print is cheap, and you can upload black and white artwork...   Thanks for the Goodwill tip!

eBay, if you're patient. Sometimes the prices are too high... but eventually something shows up at a good price.

I got a gallon olive oil can from a restrant.


Sweet...any tips on attaching the neck?  An oil can is next on my list..

I used technique very similar to what this guy did... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQXH8Ds6Sz0


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