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Christmas Tinjo - Code Name: Chirstmas Time

Posted on June 10, 2016 at 5:58pm 0 Comments

Well I've (finally) almost finished my first Tinjo so I thought I would let you see some pictures. Though it is louder than I thought it would be, it isn't really loud enough for a live band situation. While I might be OK with a microphone I will likely be adding a piezo and volume control (assuming the piezo reproduces the acoustic sound of the tinjo.

I found that tinjos have challenges that wood boxes don't have. One being the flimsyness of the tin compared to wood. I ended up using…

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Canjos for the great niece and great nephew

Posted on January 1, 2016 at 12:16pm 2 Comments

Well I got busy and made a couple of canjos for the great niece and great nephew. Since the are 4 and 3 years old respectively, they will probably need adult supervision to start with. They are diatonically fretted with the 6 1/2 fret. I tuned them to D but since they are one string it really doesn't matter until they try to play with someone else. …

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