How to Order Guidelines

Each and every CanJoe Company instrument is hand crafted (made) specifically to order. Except for the new ‘Kanjo Kits’ products, these instruments are not pre-made and sitting on a shelf, ready to ship products. When anyone is ordering canjoe instrument(s), the first thing the CanJoe Company needs to know is ‘what specific CAN?’ will best suit the owner. Each instrument is designed around the can. The CAN choice, which is the resonator of the instrument, allows unlimited options and of which the specific can used on the instrument also makes a lot of difference in the quality of sound and appearance. The finger board part of each instrument is stained or ‘decorated’/finished based on the specific design factors of the chosen can and is part of the art that makes each CanJoe Company product so unique. Much about the personality of each new owner is highly considered when making the instrument ‘fit’ the personality and taste specific to that owner. Whenever choosing the level of instrument, each buyer should also consider the age, the personality characteristics and other personal tastes of the potential owner as guidelines to option choices, BUT, the most important factor that makes these instruments unique, to both look and to SOUND good, is the choice of the CAN! For anyone wanting to place an order, please call 423-323-0174 for complete details on all options and pricing. The CanJoe Company, of Blountville, TN and established in 1994, is the ONLY official creator and provider of the ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, ‘REAL DEAL’ designer one-stringed canjoe musical instruments anywhere!

Below is a photo gallery of several examples depicting custom ordered instruments where the cans were especially chosen in order to “match” the personalities of their owners. There are unlimited options and the CanJoe Company has hundreds of cans in stock as choices and that could ‘fit’ the next potential new Canjoe picker! (click on each photo to view enlarged)

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
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