American Canjo Co.

One-string Canjo Kit by The American Canjo Company - a fun one-string instrument you build yourself!

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  • Regular price $29.99

This is an acoustic canjo kit, offered under the American Canjo Company(tm) brand by C. B. Gitty. Each of these instrument kits include a fretted neck that is hand-made in the C. B. Gitty workshops in New Hampshire, USA. They are fun and easy build and even easier to play, and look great - all at a great price.

We also include a 5-page assembly booklet and a free 2-page "How-to-Play" guide by C. B. Gitty, along with two picks and a spare string! Also be sure to check out the Canjo Song Tablature section of the knowledgebase over at for an ever-growing list of popular and traditional songs you can play on these instruments!

This instrument is fretted diatonically (like a dulcimer), which means that all of the "in between" notes are left out - so it is almost impossible to hit a "wrong" note on it. It puts out a great twangy sound, perfect for practicing or back porch pickin'.

These canjo kits feature handmade hardwood necks with nickel-silver frets. Once built, the instrument is strung with an unwound plain steel string of .012" gauge tuned to either high C or D.

The special metal cans are labeled with a custom-designed automotive-grade vinyl American Canjo Company decal.

 This mighty kit includes the following:

  • 5 Page Instruction booklet with bonus 2 page "How-to-Play" Guide
  • (1) Metal can with custom automotive-grade vinyl decal
  • (1) Pre-drilled and fretted Canjo Neck
  • (1) Vintage-style tuner/machine head
  • (1) #4 brass finishing washer
  • (4) #1 x ⅜" (10mm) mounting screws
  • (1) #2 x ¼" (6mm) slotted pan-head screw
  • (2) .012" plain steel strings (1 spare)
  • (2) Guitar Picks

Overall Length: 27 3/4"

Scale Length: 24 1/2"
Fretting: Diatonic
Can Size: 5.5" Long x 2.5" Diameter