Mark Frauenfelder at 11:35 am Wed, Jun 30, 2010
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Aaron Keim says: "Here is a tin can ukulele I made recently. It is walnut and mahogany with an italian espresso can." He plays in a band called Boulder Acoustic Society. (Thanks, Gary!)
Dunno, “Wildwood Flower” and finger picks kinda makes it a mutant banjo more than a uke.
It doesn’t seem right that banjos get so little love while the uke can do no wrong…
I thought he played it more like a mandolin, being that there are only four strings on a uke and four pairs of strings on a mandolin. Regardless, it has a good sound to it, I’ll say that. I wouldn’t have guessed an old coffee can would work that well.
How about mandolins, they don’t get much love either…
Looks like the long lost American cousin of the Okinawan kankara sanshin (sanshin made from a can). From what I can tell, cans were used because traditional materials were scarce immediately after the war. It is enjoying a bit of a resurgence in Japan these days.
Oh wait. Sersly, that’s really nice, kinda like a Uke dobro. I’d bet it’d play blues.
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