No Two Exactly Alike

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Two newest electric canjoes

The CanJoe Company of Blountville, TN is the world’s ONLY authentic maker and provider of the genuine, original one-stringed musical instrument called the “canjoe”, or to some, the “canjo”. Established as a licensed business since 1994, there is no individual, and no business operating by any name anywhere in this world with more, or even close to, the experience, credibility, or credentials in designing, creating, making, or offering any better design or any greater quality of any similar product to the public of these instruments, in any market, anywhere. The CanJoe Company over the past 18+ years has experimented with and has physically made nearly every conceivable design possible including, (besides one stringed canjoes), two stringed, three stringed, and other multi-stringed instrument designs; has used huge cans, large cans, tiny cans, square cans, bottle cans, gallon cans, cookie tins, steel cans, aluminum cans, beer cans, soda cans, limited edition cans, old cans, rare & vintage cans, food grade tin cans, beverage cans, collector cans, small tins for mints, long cans, short cans, Spam cans, tobacco tins; has made miniature versions of the full scale instruments, made upright bass instruments with cans, mandolin style instruments with cans, made them as fretless instruments, made them using the pentatonic scale, the diatonic scale, the chromatic scale, made them as 5 string banjos; made thousands upon thousands as acoustic instruments, many hundreds as fully electric instruments using magnetic and/or piezoelectric pickups, and personally own one instrument with specially designed and engineered built in preamp with a divided pickup for use with extreme special effects generators.
The CanJoe Company operates as a sole proprietorship business, is not a factory and has no employees other than myself, the owner. ALL of the CanJoe Company instruments ever made, or that will ever be made, are and will always be completely hand crafted musical works of art. None are copies of anyone’s ideas, designs, or similar items of anybody else anywhere in the world, except for their origins that began from the personally shared original simple creation of Hershel R. Brown who was also my very personal and very close friend. The two recently designed instruments shown in the photo above are examples of the newest designs of the electric instruments created and offered. The CanJoe Company is always striving to improve upon and to offer only the best, the coolest, and the highest quality one stringed musical instruments in the world!

For ALL orders, inquiries, or details, please call the CanJoe Company at 423-323-0174. Thanks!

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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One Response to No Two Exactly Alike

  1. dlblevins says:

    Thank you so much for these awesome canjoes! My son was amazed at the sound and the Halo themed Mountain Dew can….his favorite beverage and game! The electric box works great and delivers beautiful sound through the amp. He will be taking it to his bass guitar instructor to show off.

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