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nathan pope commented on Jack Murphy's blog post Inexpensive canjos for kids
"I made some for my sons class. i used some scrap 1"x1" pine, i secured a soda can to the wood by sandwiching the can between the board and a 2" piece of a wooden ruler inside the can. i used fishing line with a washer tied to the end…"
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Jerry Jordan commented on Jack Murphy's blog post Inexpensive canjos for kids
"I have hundreds of unused new strings.,.,any thing from.008 to.052 .,.,message me and I can donate to the cause.,.,let me know what else you might need.,.,tons of junk around my shack.,.,,"
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Kevin Hale commented on Jack Murphy's blog post Inexpensive canjos for kids
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BrianQ. commented on Jack Murphy's blog post Inexpensive canjos for kids
"Here’s a pdf of a 21” scale template ,complete with fret markings. Shorter scale could mean shorter pieces of wood could be utilized? As for the Diatonic fretting, just think of the Major scale? Mark frets 2-4-5-7-9-11-12 & that…"
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Inexpensive canjos for kids

Anyone have some building plans and scale templates for a diatonic canjo?Trying to come up with a simple, easy to build, an inexpensive one for a bunch of elementary school kids (maybe twenty of them) to build and decorate. One stringer, no frets, and a hardware store eye hook (or something similar) for a tuning peg. Need to keep cost way down. I'll probably pre-cut and pre-drill everything, and mark the fret positions, then they can paint or decorate the neck themselves. Might use dowels, or 1…See More
Aug 27, 2019

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Inexpensive canjos for kids

Posted on August 27, 2019 at 3:39pm 4 Comments

Anyone have some building plans and scale templates for a diatonic canjo?

Trying to come up with a simple, easy to build, an inexpensive one for a bunch of elementary school kids (maybe twenty of them) to build and decorate. One stringer, no frets, and a hardware store eye hook (or something similar) for a tuning peg. Need to keep cost way down. I'll probably pre-cut and pre-drill everything, and mark the fret positions, then they can paint or decorate the neck…

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At 7:26am on August 28, 2019, BrianQ. said…

At 6:56am on January 14, 2010, Tres Seaver said…
Welcome aboard, Jack! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).

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