For more than 60 years, Washington State University has been selling Cougar Gold Cheese in 30-ounce tin cans. Great idea, but what to do with the can when the cheese is gone?
Make banjos, of course.
John Elwood, who lives in a ghost town called Elberton, uses the cheese cans to make banjos, and it sounds pretty good.
A deep cookie tin makes a deeper tone.
While the canjo has a folky, bluegrass feel, the roasting pan guitar has more of a dirty blues vibe.
A tuna can walks the line between rock and twang.
A tiny round Altoids tin makes a wee little slide guitar for expressing minor heartbreaks. Like being out of tangerine Altoids.
Tired of waiting for the water company to pick up your empty jug? Make a bass and play some Sabbath. That'll scare the crap out of him when he finally shows up.