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Ultralight Bicycle Touring Banjo


If there is one piece of touring equipment needing improvement it’s the bicycling banjo.  I’m sure most of you have wanted to bring your lucky five-string along, but like me were put off by its burdensome size and weight.  Bicycle adventurer Elori has solved this problem with her “Canjo”. 

She constructed it from a peanut can with tuning pegs salvaged from a mandolin. It features a hidden storage compartment in the resonator and an optional chicken bone bridge. 

I gave her canjo a quick frail and the tone was surprisingly deep and mellow for such a small instrument.



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