Like the Diddley Bow, the Canjo is very fun and easy to learn on.  This one is made with an old Bon Ami tin.  I made this Canjo with a pine neck which has no frets, but i marked where the frets would be, on the Diatonic scale (Like a Dulcimer).  This scale uses only the whole notes and skips the sharps and flats, making it very simple to follow and learn any number of songs.  Simply tune it to the tone you like and then find the notes to the song in your head, or find tabs for any song on Google and you're on your way.  There are also lots of videos on you tube etc. You'll get the best sound with a slide which you can find easily online or at any music shop, and a pick which i will include with any purchase.

Bon Ami canjo

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    I will refund the purchase price or replace the item upon return shipment to me, if the item is returned within 21 days of having been received, and in it's original condition. The customer is responsible for the return shipping costs. If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, please contact me.  I want you to be happy with your purchase, and will work with you if anything is wrong.   Also, for certain items there may be a restocking fee (up to 20% of original price) assessed to recoup some of the costs of shipping etc. depending on the reason for the return.