Homemade One String CANJO Cookie Tin Banjo... DEMO

Just a quick demonstration
Homemade One String CANJO...
Short Scale Cookie Tin Banjo Thing made from left over parts,..
A 1/2 neck and a Dollar Store cookie tin used for the body.....
With one classical guitar nylon string tuned somewhere between a B and a C

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Comment by gary wery on December 23, 2013 at 5:59am

 hi mark, thank's for accepting me as a friend. i am going to make my first fretless slide guitar, wonder if you could tell me the best height for the string's. thank's, gary

Comment by Mark Stowe on July 28, 2013 at 12:18pm

Inside view....

Comment by Mark Stowe on July 24, 2013 at 6:15pm
I tend to drill guide holes in the can then cut it with some old stainless steel scissors, I cut the hole in an X or V type shape use pliers to peal it back a little squeeze the neck inside and use screws to secure it into place... I'll try and post a picture of the inside of the thing in a couple of days... I think it will explain it better
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Comment by Clock The Wolf on July 21, 2013 at 3:01pm

Fun fun fun!

(If Uncle Gus wants to get super goofy, he can use...  fret wire!)

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Comment by Cigar Box Gus on July 21, 2013 at 12:41pm

I like the intact "Nutrition Facts" label on the tin...Serving Size: 1 canjo.

The quick pulloff note clusters remind me of Middle Eastern music somehow.

Maybe this is how I oughtta get back into building...something with one string and frets. I wanna make the frets out of something goofy, though. Nails or something.

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Comment by Uncle John on July 21, 2013 at 11:46am

Pretty Canjo, Mark.   And as I expected, you make it sound good.   I am sure there are others besides you and me to make fretted one strings, but not a lot of them out there.

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