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Recently acquired collectible cans

The CanJoe Company of Blountville, TN is the official maker and provider of the authentic, original one-stringed “canjo”, or as properly branded, the canjoe. Having now over 25 years experience in designing and creating them, and having been licensed to do business since the year 1994, the CanJoe Company has been and will always remain the fore running, premiere pioneer of these instruments to the world market, introducing them many, many years before anything similar by any name or design ever became available by any other source anywhere in the world, except by their official originator, Herschel R. Brown (deceased). Herschel, too, helped originally to get the CanJoe Company started in business with his direct, personal support.
In all these years of being in the business to create, design, hand craft, and offer these cool instruments, the CanJoe Company has accumulated a huge inventory of highly collectible beverage cans. Many of the cans in stock are unique short run designs by major soda beverage manufacturers, or are very valuable, highly sought after, collectible antique cans from the 1960s, ’70s, or even much older. The history of cans as used for drinks dates back to the year 1932 when the Kruger beer company first offered their product in aluminum cans. (The CanJoe Company actually has a 1933 Kruger beer can in the collection). The Budweiser beer company began offering their products in cans in the year 1936. Interestingly, too, Coca-Cola did not start canning their product until the early 1960s.
The CanJoe Company has plenty of cans for folks to choose from. Part of the price a custom finished CanJoe Company instrument may charge is based on the market value of a collector can that may be chosen. Some antique collectible cans are just a few dollars, whereas the most rare could be very pricey. Either way, some folks want special cans and the CanJoe Company has most whatever the public is looking for. The photo of the cans at the head of this post are recently acquired cans and are among the other hundreds of cans that can be chosen from. Of course, there are the common, modern cans that can be used, as well. Anyone looking for that special, unique, one-of-a-kind, hand crafted musical instrument may contact the CanJoe Company by calling 423-323-0174 (office), or 423-612-4320 (cell) for all inquiries or orders.

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The Perfect Match

Can 7-UP

A signature can with the official CanJoe Company trademark signature

A grandmother from the great “Tar Heel” state of NC wanted a CanJoe Company instrument to be made as a gift for her 11 year old granddaughter, but it to be shared with her 9 year old grandson, too. Durability, a big part of the quality factor, of any stringed musical instrument is an important consideration whenever spending hard earned money for any product. The CanJoe Company instruments are each created to last for years of playing pleasure.The CanJoe Company always warrants every authentic hand made instrument created to be repaired, restored, or replaced forever (except for a broken string). Details about the young lady and her younger brother as the intended recipients of this instrument revealed that they do not drink sodas and a right choice for the ‘just right’ can to match their personalities was very important. As ALL CanJoe Company instruments sold are also always custom made, finding the right can really matters a lot. During the brief phone call discussion with the grandmother, a vintage 7-Up can with a powerful message on it was chosen. Since the young lady and her brother both love music, the limited edition 7-UP can with its message, “Music makes us human” was a natural choice. Then the grandmother was very specific about the finger board design, too. She wanted it to be of mostly “natural” wood color. So, a bit of artistic color dashed under the can as vivid green brings out the colors of the can, a bright red head stock then enhances the red of the can’s logo, the white tuner key matches the white of the can, and a beautiful natural stain on the seasoned, aged, poplar wood completely finished it out as this resulting “Deluxe” model CanJoe Company instrument. (Please note, too, that the very affordable, hand crafted, beautifully finished “Deluxe” model instrument is also the least expensive version available, or offered by the CanJoe Company.)

Update note below:
After the grandmother received this one, she emailed back that she is having so much fun with it that she has decided to keep it for herself and has now hidden it from the grandkids … and, that’s why quality matters… for more information contact the CanJoe Company at 423-323-0174, or cell, 423-612-4320.

Full length view

Full length view of custom 7-UP instrument.

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Caveat Emptor

“You don’t have to preach honesty to men with creative purpose. Let a human being throw energies of his soul into the making of something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty… A genuine craftsman will not adulterate his product. The reason isn’t because duty says he shouldn’t, but because passion says he couldn’t.” ~ Walter Lippman

There are unscrupulous shysters, quacks, charlatans, and snake oil salesmen in every occupation. As they pawn off their dregs to the public they, more often, are quickly packing up any remaining of their cheap, paltry, or ineffectual unsold merchandise and are hastily preparing to ride quickly out of town the moment that their last fast sale is made, never to be seen or heard from again. Such is the case with any item placed into the market that proves as attractive for consumers who are willing to spend their money for. There is a Latin phrase that many should always consider when the product sold appears to be a real bargain. That phrase is “caveat emptor”, let the buyer beware. After having pioneered the development and introduction of these cool one-stringed instruments as musical works of art to be sold in the world market and now having spent over twenty years creating, developing, improving upon, selling and marketing the truly authentic, original CanJoe Company musical instrument creations, there are now many who have jumped on the bandwagon to offer their various concepts of what they consider as comparable. When anyone might be contemplating the opportunity to own one, there is nothing else, anywhere, that truly compares. The CanJoe Company is not in the business to make or offer junk, and is not interested in lowering the quality of craftsmanship or product value in order to compete with those who do. Below are some previously published photos from past posts showing examples of the various levels of creations offered by the CanJoe Company from the least expensive “Deluxe” model to the very extreme custom-to-the-hilt “20th Year Anniversary” model which is CanJoe*John‘s newest and own personal instrument.

L&L 3

The Deluxe CanJoes

Clayton B Family

Daddy Bear, Momma Bear & Baby Bear

Modern Throw Back

COOL & HOT, Throw Back Old Time; Electric New Time

Brother's Custom

The 'BroJo'

RealTree 4

Full view of RealTree


A wonderful and masterful work of art!

Below are a few testimonials recently emailed to the CanJoe Company from some very pleased individuals who ordered and received their instruments; some as for their own use, others as gifts.

“The Bains in New Mexico have received their canjoes. Response: “Awesome”. I appreciate the extra input into the order. I know it will be appreciated by them as well. Thanks for your personal interest in my order. I can tell you take pride in your workmanship.” ~ Fay Bain

“When I got home from work last night at 8:30, they were there!! There were two other people sitting in my living room and soon we were all tuning the instruments so we could play Happy Birthday and Amazing Grace in unison (sometimes even in harmony). This went on quite long into the night They are beautiful! As promised, each is unique and lovely. I very well may hang them in the living room so anyone can pick one up to admire and play as the mood hits them. So life is extra good – the temperature is above freezing, the sun shining, the ice is melting, and music and laughter are abundant.” Thank you – In partnership ~ Anita

“I received the canjoes on Thursday(like you said!).They are gorgeous. Billy’s birthday was on Friday and he was truly surprised and stoked to have not only a new instrument to play with but also a piece of art. The knots and the faded can were perfect. The other two turned out just as beautiful and I cant wait to see the look on my uncles’ faces Christmas day. Thank you for everything, its been quite an experience! You will hear from me soon! Happy holidays!” Peace and Love, ~ Amelia Lu Lynch

Below are a photos of a few faces as they received their genuine, hand crafted CanJoe Company instruments:

Sibling 1

Brother Sebastian as he receives his new "Spiderman" CanJoe

Happy Owner


Joseph 1

Very happy new canjo enthusiast!

These examples are just the tip of a very big iceberg of the examples exemplifying the products, expressing testimonials that are of the 100% consensus of all happy CanJoe Company product buyers/owners, and of a few faces showing real people who truly love their original, hand crafted, custom built, one-stringed musical things! For all inquiries, prices and options call 423-323-0174, or cell 423-612-4320, today!

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Duluxe Model

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The Deluxe CanJoes

When folks call to inquire about or to order their own authentic, original and always custom created CanJoe Company musical instruments, they are always offered to select theirs from many possible options. The least expensive version made or offered, the Canjoe Deluxe, like all level options created by the CanJoe Company to choose from, is always hand crafted and comprised entirely of only high quality, real musical instrument parts, real instrument tuner key, (not an eye bolt), real frets, (not staples shot in with a staple gun), real instrument string (not fishing line). The wood used for the Deluxe models is American yellow poplar, a very naturally beautiful, tight grained, stable wood (not prone to warping), and always finishes beautifully regardless of stain color or decorative finish product chosen. American yellow poplar is a highly durable softwood variety that is commonly used for many stringed musical instruments, especially guitars, due its aforementioned fine qualities. Upon receiving an order for the “Deluxe” model instruments, the next consideration for the buyer, or potential owner, is the can choice for the instrument’s resonator. The choice of can used, it’s material and design, makes a significant difference in the quality of the instrument’s finished appearance and quality of tone, or sound. As anyone familiar with the CanJoe Company products already know, the 12 oz aluminum beverage can is the most often preferred and used, and truly makes for the best quality of tone, plus allows for the greatest opportunity to match the owner’s personality or character. The gimmicky Spam cans or steel food grade cans with paper labels, often used by others in attempt to compete, do not make near the quality of the crisp, clear, good sound as the aluminum beverage cans and the CanJoe Company does not offer or use these lessor desirable, inferior grade materials for any instruments. For those unfamiliar with these specific products, the CanJoe Company is the factual genuine, premiere pioneer as maker, designer, and marketer for these items having lead their introduction in to the world market with over 20 years experience in their production. No person living on Earth has more authority or experience with these creations and very, very few who even attempt to make the alternate versions have the skills, knowledge, or experience to properly build them using the aluminum cans, of which truly make for the best quality instruments. The photo posted at the top of this page depicts the two most recently built “Deluxe” model instruments. The individual who ordered and received them is a true customer in that she bought one similar model several years ago and now, ordered these two more to give as gifts to a couple of friends. Both who will receive them are Lite beer drinkers, so she wanted Miller Lite for one and Coors Lite for the other. The finished products are obviously quite beautiful, each uniquely finished to fit the character of the respective cans, and to match the personalities and tastes of their new owners. Anyone wanting their own hand crafted, custom designed, beautifully finished, unique and well priced, inexpensive “Deluxe” model CanJoe Company one-stringed thing, please call 423-323-0174, or cell, 423-612-4320, and order yours today.

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20th Year Anniversary Model

Personal canjo

CanJoe*John's Personal Instrument

The CanJoe Company of Blountville, TN is the premiere pioneer for the introduction to the world, as maker and marketer of the one-stringed musical instruments called “canjo”, or more specific and properly labeled as the “CanJoe”. The truly official creator of the first of these instruments, Herschel R. Brown (deceased), initially designed a very simple but quite accurately functional pine wood and properly metal fretted prototype and he sold or gave away his version of these cool instruments within a local market area when he first produced his. Within just a few days of his developing the first fully working model, he showed and gave one of them to his personal friend, who then, very soon after, debuted these unique instruments to the public on various music stages as a performing musician. That friend, now known world-wide as CanJoe*John, quickly discovered, too, that Herschel’s creation had a commercial appeal. Seemed that everywhere he played his Herschel Brown made “canjoe”, people wanted one (or more) for themselves. Well, that is where this story begins. With the direct support and assistance of Herschel, John started his own production of the instruments and he named his sole proprietorship business, the CanJoe Company. In the year 1994, John solidly established the CanJoe Company, in the business to design, create, make and market these cool one-stringed musical instruments, by becoming official, getting his CanJoe Company business fully licensed and made as a legal entity by the state of Tennessee. The CanJoe Company, as of this year, 2014, is now celebrating its 20th year anniversary as being a legally licensed and in continuous operation as a sole proprietorship business entity.

Over these past 20 years, CanJoe*John has personally designed, hand crafted and evolved these instruments to become world-wide renowned and recognized as truly functional and accurate musical works of art. His creations have become so popular that many others are now trying to copy his designs, as well as his business model and methods. Nowhere in this universe, though, has anyone with more experience or greater credibility in producing these products. While there are many amateurs and hobbyists in every facet of the business world, the making of these specific one-stringed musical instruments in the hands of CanJoe*John is a very personal art and serious occupation. As a master craftsman and a true creative artist, he has spent the entire past 20 years honing his skills in order to design, create, and produce the very finest one-stringed musical instruments of their kind in the world. He has apprenticed with master luthiers in order to learn the finer details involved in building stringed musical instruments; has studied under master woodworking craftsmen to learn and to also master the skills and trade of woodworking; and, himself, has personally hand made well over 15,000 canjoe musical instruments since he began. Besides personally hand crafting all of his canjoe musical instruments, CanJoe*John also restores antique fiddles, and to add additionally to his credentials as a true craftsman, he also is an established expert in physically restoring antique late 18th century and early 19th century log buildings, as well.

As a music performer, CanJoe*John has been a old time Appalachian traditional fiddler for over 30 years and he began officially performing on and beginning with his first canjoe instrument, the one that Herschel gave to him, now since over 24 years ago. He has played many major stages, with many major music artists, and in the year of 2006 was the first and only “canjo” picker to ever, yet, play the Grand Ole Opry . In the past 20+ years of performing , CanJoe*John has always played his own personal, very fine and beautiful canjoe instrument, which is the one he always has in his hands in public, and has been seen or photographed with in every photo, and/or on every stage; his own, personal, beautiful “Dixie” can canjoe. After all these years, this exquisite walnut and curly maple instrument, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, abalone, and many special emblems made of copper, silver, brass, and even diamond and white gold, has finally worn out. On this 20th anniversary year of being in the business, though, and as a music performer, CanJoe*John has finally decided it was time that he create another personal instrument. This new instrument is now finished and ready to debut. The “New Dixie-jo” that he’s now created is made of beautiful wormy cherry for the neck with a piece of very fine curly maple as the finger board. Like his original and well known performance “Dixie” canjoe, as already described, the new one also sports the “Dixie” beer can of New Orleans, in memory of his deceased wife, Sissy, who originally gave him the name and the inspiration to become who he now is. Inlaid with multiple symbols made of various materials that reflect his own patriotic history, the theme of his new instrument is “God, Country, & Service”; with the Christian cross imbedded at the tenth fret, next, the flag of the USA, then in the middle fret is his honorable discharge button from the US Navy, with his home state, Tennessee, as the next, then the “Navy” name imbedded, and in the head stock is a beautiful multifaceted crystal glass ball imbedded that changes colors with various angles of light. The tuner key is a beautiful gold plated Gibson key and the 3/4″ jack input at the tail part is also gold plated. With the assistance of his CanJoe Company associate and friend, Jack Bradshaw, together working on this special instrument, made further design adaptions in creating a custom single magnetic electric pickup, and they added a built in EQ to control the bass, mid, treble and volume, all incorporated into an ergonomically designed and applied sound box engineered for a perfect fit. After all the components were assembled and tested, then CanJoe*John put all the finishing artistic design touches on to it to complete this masterful work of art. Below are a few photos of CanJoe*John’s newest electric, personal performance level instrument, the “New Dixie-jo”. A video of it being played will soon be produced and will post on YouTube and will also be shared on this blog site, so, stay tuned!

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Now, it should be obvious by anyone viewing these photographs that CanJoe*John has all the skills and experience to build any level of canjo musical instrument that anyone should ever imagine to desire. For all inquiries or orders, please call 423-323-0174, or cell # 423-612-4320.

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Forever Happy Customers

The CanJoe Company of Blountville, TN is the pioneer producer and marketer of the original, genuine one-string musical instrument officially identified as the CanJoe, and sometimes called “canjo” by a few. In the year 1990, Herschel Brown, the official creator of the instrument began making his earliest versions of these cool instruments. From their very beginning, Herschel realized that his instruments had a commercial appeal but he gave many of his away, and to one individual, now known to the world as CanJoe*John, he gave one of his very first CanJoe instruments that he had personally ever created. From that day, John worked directly with Herschel in those earliest years in helping make and sell the instruments, but in mid 1993, John moved from North Carolina to Tennessee, and he took with him his first Herschel Brown made CanJoe instrument that Herschel had given to him a few years earlier. In the new town where John moved to, Blountville, nobody there, of course, had ever yet seen a CanJoe instrument before and everybody John met fell in love with his and they all wanted their own. So, John then contacted his friend Herschel and soon he and Herschel were working together again, this time, from a long distance. Herschel helped John set up his own CanJoe business; he made John a special jig to assemble them on, sent parts for John to create his own from, and he helped support John in other ways while he was getting started. John named his new business the CanJoe Company. To make the business as official, John eventually decided to license his CanJoe Company and in 1994, the name of his business and its operation as a sole proprietorship was legally established. Now, this being the year 2014 makes 20 years that the CanJoe Company has been officially in operation and over these past 20 years John, now and for all these years has been AKA, CanJoe*John, has personally met thousands upon thousands, and has communicated directly with many more thousands who have also become avid CanJoe instrument owners. Though CanJoe*John doesn’t refer to all these CanJoe instrument owners very often as “customers” because over the years, many have, more than often, become his personal friends, too.
Back in the year 2003, while CanJoe*John was performing as the main stage entertainment at the annual Kingsport, TN major regional event known as “Farm Expo”, he set up a booth at that event to show and sell his instruments. One individual from nearby Limestone, TN who attended that 2003 event bought one of CanJoe*John’s beautiful hand crafted hardwood premium level instruments. Just a few nights ago this same individual phone called the CanJoe Company number (423-323-0174) to find out if John would be performing again at the next soon to be Farm Expo 2014 event. He wanted to come see the performance if CanJoe*John was playing but he also wanted to purchase two more premium instruments for his two grandkids. One grandchild, a little boy, is turning 5 very soon, and his other grandchild, the little boy’s new sister, is just 3 months old. Well, he discovered by that phone call that CanJoe*John is not scheduled to entertain at this year’s event so he asked if he could come to the CanJoe Company shop. Of course he was invited to and the man drove the 40 miles distance in order to tour the shop and to choose the materials he wanted used for the two new instruments. For his 5 year old grandson, Sebastian, he looked over the huge inventory of can choices and discovered a really cool Dr Pepper “Spiderman” can. He was delighted because Sebastian loves Spiderman. Then he looked for a smaller can to choose for his 3 month old granddaughter, Makayla, for her new “CanJoe Jr”, a scaled down 3/4 sized, but fully functional smaller CanJoe musical instrument. While in the shop, he also saw a really cool 7Up can sporting a green monster on it and that was it! Well, today, Sebastian and his little baby sister, Makayla, came to the shop with their Granddad and they picked up their new instruments. Below are photos of them both proudly holding their new custom created, beautiful mahogany wood, premium level CanJoe Company instruments. Just like their Granddaddy who still owns his beautiful premium “Superbowl 2003″ Pepsi instrument which is still in perfect condition, little Sebastian and his baby sister, Makayla, have now become avid CanJoe instrument enthusiasts and they too will be able to grow up knowing the “man on the can”, CanJoe*John, and playing on their very own cool one-stringed instruments till the cows come home. Too, if anything ever happens that might damage their instruments, the lifetime unlimited warranty (except for a broken string) will allow them to get their instruments repaired or replaced, forever, as long as CanJoe*John is alive. Now, that’s called service and the CanJoe Company has two more new forever friends, or as some might call ‘em, “customers”.

To order or inquire about any CanJoe Company product, please call 423-323-0174, or cell # 423-612-4320.

Below are photos of 5 year old, Sebastian and his little sister, Makayla, with their new instruments. Also showing is the full sized Spiderman Dr. Pepper and the 3/4 sized 7Up CanJoe Jr”.

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Forever Warranty!

Old Can 2

Off with the bad, On with the new!

The CanJoe Company of Blountville, TN is the pioneer of making and marketing the one-stringed musical instruments called “canjo”, or, more accurately, the CanJoe. Having introduced these cool musical instruments to the world market nearly two decades ago, every single hand crafted instrument ever made, given away, or sold has been warranted for life. The policy of the CanJoe Company has always been that if anything ever happens to an authentic, signed & dated, CanJoe Company instrument (except a broken string), it will be repaired, restored, or replaced foreverperiod! The photo of the can shown above is of one that the owner attempted to put on himself after he damaged the one that originally was attached. The photo does not show the details very well, in that the lid was obviously cut out with a pocket knife and the rim cut away to mount it. It was mounted with just one screw and the hole cut in the can for the string was the size of a dime with a very jagged edge. The whole can he put on was not only very dangerous (it was all razor sharp edges), it was not very effectively functional as a resonator, either. There is a specific tool and very practiced technique to properly remove the lid of a beverage can which is only part of the preparation required to properly mount the can on the finger board, and with many thousands done by the CanJoe Company over the past two decades, even with great experience there still exists screw ups. Besides the bad can, the original tuner key was barely hanging on as the screw that holds the cog in place was missing, and the string that had been put on was way too heavy a gauge and was “cheese wiring” through the can, and as well, the tail piece holding the string had been jammed into and below the wood surface. The owner’s mother called a few days before mailing the broken instrument back for repairs and she related that the owner, her adult son, loves baseball and prefers, among the few options, “Mountain Dew”. After receiving the badly damaged instrument, the repairs began. The can was removed, the tuner key removed and a new screw replaced in the cog wheel, all the hardware removed and then the old worn finish was restored. After the finish was done, some minor upgrade modifications to the finger board design were made and the hardware replaced. With the parts all back together, a new can was selected from the CanJoe Company archives; this one used has a baseball theme and is of a collector series Mountain Dew can. Now totally restored, this instrument will promptly be packed and shipped back to the owner and the only charge is for the cost of shipping. So, if anybody, anywhere, ever receives or owns a CanJoe Company product, remember, they are warranted for life! Just pack up the broken one, send it back and it will be returned good as new. Y’all have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Baseball Can

Mountain Dew Collector Series Can

CJ Restored

Out with the old, on with the NEW!

For your very own custom created CanJoe Company instrument, call 423-323-0174.

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Newest Electric Creation!

Modern Throw Back

COOL & HOT, Throw Back Old Time; Electric New Time

After one nice lady vacationed in the Great Smoky Mountains and came across some less than high quality one-stringed can instruments offered for sale in one of the shops she visited, she then decided to do a little research to find out where she might purchase one that offered the very highest of quality available anywhere. Her search quickly led her to the CanJoe Company web address where she also found the proper phone number needed to contact the maker, CanJoe*John. During her discovery conversation, she had already decided to order for her husband a quality hand crafted custom instrument and she wanted a unique Mountain Dew can put on it. The “Throw Back” limited edition can was offered and she was delighted at it being “perfect” for his instrument. Then she mentioned that the one she saw in the Smoky Mountain town had an electric pick up “stuck on it” and she inquired as to where one would purchase something similar to make his gift electric. To her surprise, and again, to her delight, she discovered that the CanJoe Company not only pioneered the first ever in the world electric canjo instruments, but custom builds in electric components as part of the instrument design, if desired. She then quickly added the electric version for her husband’s Christmas gift order. The photos on this post show the finished product. For those who desire the REAL DEAL, first & highest quality, genuine, original one-stringed musical thing, the CanJoe Company musical instrument, call 423-323-0174 and place your order soon!

Electric Mtn Dew Can

Throw Back Mountain Dew... ELECTRIC!

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And More Christmas 2013

Clayton B Family

Daddy Bear, Momma Bear & Baby Bear

Daddy Bear, Momma Bear, & Baby Bear all wanted genuine, hand crafted CanJoe Company instruments for Christmas. A loving grandmother decided to order them and revealed that Daddy Bear is an artist who creates beautiful furniture out of concrete and fine specimens of naturally beautiful wood; Mommy Bear loves the color royal blue; and little 6 year old Baby Bear is a musician who sings in the choir, and they all live under the blue skies of beautiful New Mexico. The can choices for each would be left up to CanJoe*John’s artistic decisions, for each.
For Daddy Bear, the choice of exotic, beautiful burled, wormy cherry wood with the very limited edition CanJoe*John (“One String, One Can’ & One Man”) can would obviously best fit for this individual. Though the purchase order for the two adults was for the “premium” models of single piece hardwoods, CanJoe*John, the artist, spontaneously upgraded the Daddy Bear to an exotic burled, wormy cherry wood and added the special can, well, just because! The Momma Bear instrument was donned with the “RC” can due that it reflects the royal blue color, the crown of a good momma, and the well known good ol’ southern cola flavor, so to match with the trend, a beautiful burled walnut finger board, in her’s was used. Now, Baby Bear, and the whole family, all live under the blue skies of New Mexico and they enjoy the natural beauty of life, so the “Blue Sky” all natural, no artificial anything, grape drink can was the best choice for this little 6 year old musician. So, after this Christmas, the whole Bear family will be able to pick music together under the big blue sky, happily ever after.

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For your own custom, genuine, original CanJoe Company instrument, call CanJoe*John for a quote and for some ideas that will make your instrument choice best fit the personal character and tastes of the individual who will own it. Call today, 423-323-0174!

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More Christmas 2013

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Here is another example of CanJoe Company design and instrument quality. This is a ‘deluxe’ model instrument and is the least expensive version of those offered. It is made of #1 grade poplar that has been purposely aged in order to get the cool, unique, natural patina. The CanJoe Company tries to keep something natural as part of most finished items; it’s an artistic perspective of nature’s own beauty retained in the finished product and is another trademark characteristic exclusive of CanJoe*John’s creative works. The vibrant red on the finger board enhances and accentuates the red of the unique Budweiser can that has been used as this instrument’s resonator. The purchaser of this Christmas gift item requested the can and in order to keep with the traditions of always making each instrument artistically unique, CanJoe*John chose this new fangled version of a can that is factory crimped around its middle. The finished instrument not only looks real cool, it sounds and plays ‘sweeet’! It was made for an older gentleman who already has his own CanJoe Company made instrument he purchased a couple of years ago. He loves his so much, that he decided to give one to a friend for Christmas this year. To get a quote in time for this Christmas, y’all give CanJoe*John a call ASAP at 423-323-0174. More Christmas 2013 photos will soon be posted… stay tuned!

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