CANJO: The Gateway to Homemade Instruments

I've not really spent a lot of time on canjos but they are a great DIY instrument. Additionally, I think they're a great instrument for beginners and a perfect introduction to building your own music gear. In this video, I explore why I think a canjo is a great gateway to homemade instruments.

Intro @ 0:00
What is a canjo? @ 0:47
How is it tuned? @ 1:28
Where can I get one? @ 2:08
How do I put it together? @ 3:23
How do I pluck it? @ 4:57
Simple songs @ 5:53
Summary @ 6:45

You can purchase a canjo kit here: https://www.cbgitty.com/cigar-box-guitars-more/canjos-diddleybows/one-string-canjo-kit-by-the-american-canjo-company-a-fun-one-string-instrument-you-build-yourself/

And see more of my Musical DIY Videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwIixlr7C6KUbPfAgFP6Sn4D46L0i0CQD

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Comment by Poorness Studios on January 9, 2022 at 2:59pm

It's amazing what you can do with 1 string and an idea. :-)

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 9, 2022 at 2:28pm

It certainly doesn’t get any easier! Excellent video Kale.

Comment by Poorness Studios on January 8, 2022 at 7:44pm

Canjos are the perfect gateway to CBGs. Thanks for watching Brian.

Comment by BrianQ. on January 8, 2022 at 6:40pm

 Good one! Gitty has a great Canjo how - to book that’s pretty informative, the E-book version has even more information! I’ve given it as a stocking stuffer a few times…

Comment by Poorness Studios on January 8, 2022 at 4:43pm

Thanks John. It's always good to get somebody new into this hobby.

Comment by Uncle John on January 8, 2022 at 3:50pm

That looks and sounds pretty good.  Nice job on the frets.   Good info and instructions. I hope you tempt some new folks to the hobby.  

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