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Canjo - Instrument Making for beginners- 1 Day Course

  • Hill Picket Studio Ballymurtagh Avoca, Wicklow Ireland (map)

Build a unique Canjo Guitar or Diddley Bow Guitar - a small one stringed instrument where the string runs through a tin can. This instrument has a Dulcimer scale and can be used with or without frets ( as a slide guitar). This project is suitable for beginners and a fun guitar for all the family.

Beginners enjoy an introduction to various hand tools and techniques from measuring and marking, cutting using a saw, using a hand plane, gluing, sanding and finishing with beeswax. The project should be completed by the end of the day.

For participants with previous experience or who are a little more confident, we have a range of other instrument projects such as Cigar Box Guitar,( 2 Day) ** Ukule - Soprano and Tenor, Mandolin, Classical and Acoustic Guitar.**  For more information go to Course Overview.

Course Fee:  € 125.00 per session attended with refreshments and a light complementary lunch provided.

Material Costs for the Canjo Guitar - € 33.00 inc. Vat

** Please note that such projects will require more time commitment depending on individual skills. Material costs are extra. **

Hill Picket Studio, Avoca, Co. Wicklow

+353 (0)402 30581

Earlier Event: July 15
Furniture Making
Later Event: January 6
Guitar / Mandolin / Ukulele Making