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 began making and marketing the authentic 'canjoe' instruments from their origin. Introduced to them by their creator, Herschel R. Brown, in the early 1990s, John, from the beginning, helped Herschel manufacture them in Herschel's shop. John relocated back to his home state of TN in 1993 and continued, initially with Herschel's direct assistance, to make and market them, establishing the licensed sole proprietorship, the CanJoe Company, in 1994. As a professional musician CanJoe*John became billed as the "world's most unique musician, playing the world's most unique musical instrument, the canjoe" (aka, canjo). Always with his own personal canjoe instrument in hand he was awarded the adult "2007 Male Bluegrass Instrumentalist of the Year" by the North American Country Music Association International (NACMAI), and now having the distinction of being the first and only canjoe picker to ever perform on the Grand Ole Opry, has literally taken the one-stringed thing to the outer limits! CanJoe*John is a master craftsman and artist who designs, creates and crafts these instruments as custom works of musical fine art for those who respect and require the best of the best, truly genuine, original one-stringed musical instruments. He can be reached via email at, or by phone at 423-612-4320.
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