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About CanJoe*John

CanJoe*John, the "world's most unique musician, plays the world's most unique musical instrument, the canjoe" (aka, canjo). Awarded the adult 2007 "Bluegrass Instrumentalist of the Year" by the North American Country Music Association International (NACMAI), and having the distinction of being the first and only canjoe picker to ever perform on the Grand Ole Opry, he has literally taken his one-stringed thing, his canjoe musical instrument, to the outer limits! Now he is taking his cool, unique, hand made signature instruments to their highest and most valuable use...he gives them to kids who are under the care of specialty children's hospitals for use as fun and very effective music therapy. He's now on tour of these children's hospitals and the tour is known as the "Tour of Smiles". To learn more about CanJoe*John, the CanJoe Company founder & sole proprietor, the entertainer, the old-time Appalachian mountain storytelling musician, the recording and performing artist, the canjoe musical instrument provider/maker/designer and master craftsman, the philanthropic entrepreneur on a mission, check out his web site at www.canjoe.com.

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 … Continue reading

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Duluxe Model

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 … Continue reading

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20th Year Anniversary Model

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Forever Warranty!

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 … Continue reading

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Newest Electric Creation!

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 … Continue reading

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And More Christmas 2013

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 … Continue reading

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More Christmas 2013

Click on photos to see details. 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 … Continue reading

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Christmas 2013

Please click on each photo for detailed views. The CanJoe Company of Blountville, TN is the official maker & provider of the truly original, authentic one stringed musical instruments first introduced to the world market and the CanJoe Company instruments … Continue reading

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Christmas Orders 2013

Christmas time is just around the corner and now is the time to order the really cool, authentic, original CanJoe Company one-stringed musical instruments. These instruments are each hand made to order and each are completely unique to match the … Continue reading

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