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This photo set of so called “trash can music” instruments is beautiful. I wish I could hear what they sound like. The guitar in the middle incorporates a bundt pan, a lunchbox, and some excellent woodworking skills. About the details, maker Mike Tracz says:

The f-holes were cut and filed by hand and the etching is a quick sand blast treatment. Just enough to rough it up without removing the protective coating.


In the Maker Shed
Saga Banjo Kit: 5 String Resonator
Saga’s OK-2 Open-back Banjo kit offers any musician or hobbyist the thrill of accomplishment from building their very own professional quality custom banjo! All of the most difficult work has already been done for you and the clearly illustrated instructions make the process even easier.

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works in CG animation at DisneyToon Studios and writes for Make, Boing Boing, and other places online and in print. You can find him at and twitter @johnedgarpark — if you like that sort of thing.

  • mscurious1

    Those are the most amazing things I’ve seen in a long time. I agree with you, I’d love to hear them. They should put up a video of what they sound like.

  • C H Koh

    Those resonator pans are pretty impressive, are they made by the make? Looking forward to plans for this which would be the next step for the cigar-box guitar.