AGP #151 - ''Mr Bean'' [Modified 18th June 2022]

Number 3 on the Tin Can Builds Clean Up and Maintenance List.

AGP #151 – “Mr Bean” – 3 String Fretless Canjo
Scale: 25 inches
Strings .050NW .034NW .026NW
Tuned: E B e

Original Build 24th December 2014: 2.95kg Heinz Beanz Can, Tasmanian Oak Neck, Vine Patterned White Oak Fretboard, coated with a Jarrah Stain & 50/50 Linseed Oil & Turps, 8.7k Gold Foil Pickup Hardwired to the Output Jack, Black Pearloid Buttoned Machine Heads.

Modified Build 18th June 2022: 2.95kg Heinz Beanz Can with 60mm cut off the bottom then Wire Brushed & Sprayed with Clear Gloss Enamel, Tasmanian Oak Neck, Vine Patterned White Oak Fretboard, coated with a Jarrah Stain & Tung Oil, 8.7k Silver Foil Pickup Hardwired to the Output Jack, Chrome Machine Heads. :-)

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Comment by AGP # on June 25, 2022 at 6:17pm

"Thanks UJ", I was a bit worried that cutting the Can down would somehow effect the Tone etc, but it still sounds like the same "Stick in a Can" as it was before.

Yep!, Plenty of Fibre and Wind in Baked Beans. 

Comment by AGP # on June 25, 2022 at 6:04pm

"Thanks Doug", In the Past I used the 45mm wide by 9mm thick White Oak Vine patterned timber as Fretboards on a lot of my builds, but the local hardware store, where I used to buy it from, suddenly decided not to stock it, along with lengths of a  lovely White Oak Rose patterned 65mm wide by 9mm thick timber (which I used to use for Box Sides) any more, and sadly I haven't been able to find a new supplier for this lovely timber, also the CBN's "Anonymous Pick" used to use the same Vine patterned timber on a lot of his great builds.

And Yes! It's now a lot more user friendly :-)

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on June 25, 2022 at 8:43am

I like the vine patterned fretboard on this one AGP! Very attractive. I would imagine that shortening the can would make it more comfortable to play.

Comment by Uncle John on June 25, 2022 at 7:06am

I liked this one quite a bit before and as much or more now.  Lots of fiber from the beans and great looking woods.

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