The Jerrycaster with genuine Fender neck

Jerrycan Slide Guitar "The Jerrycaster"

Jerrycan Slide Guitar “The Jerrycaster”

I have finally finished my second Jerrycan Slide Guitar, which I am delighted to report is louder and much nicer to play than my first attempt! It has an upcycled Fender neck so I’ve dubbed it the Jerrycaster. Thanks to Yanni of Caffe Vista who donated the broken Fender acoustic!

Thanks to Yanni for the broken Fender acoustic guitar

Thanks to Yanni for the broken Fender acoustic guitar

Thanks also to Max who found me an old Jerrycan for £5

Thanks also to Max who found me an old Jerrycan for £5

Jerrycaster with homemade slide bar and thumb slide

Jerrycaster with homemade slide bar and thumb slide

Electro Acoustic

The original idea was to have an upcycled acoustic instrument loud enough to play at the Dingle Acoustic Session that I run (every Tuesday 8-12pm in The Dingle, Narberth, SA67 7DP). The extra holes in the side have definitely helped making it very session-worthy, it’s as loud as a normal wooden acoustic. Because I do PA gigs too I put a pickup on it – it’s the same as the one on Driftwood Slide (thanks this time to Nick Swannell of Studio 49 who donated the pickups!)

Just any old pickup - sounds great!

Just any old pickup – sounds great!

Broken Neck

The Fender neck had come apart an I considered trying to mend it but the truss rod was bent and the fingerboard very warped – I used the truss rod as a triangulated brace and it works splendidly – in fact the whole neck can be tilted in all directions, and the scale length adjusted with a few twists of a spanner.

Jerrycaster neck mounting

Jerrycaster neck mounting

F Holes Again

I did the f-holes a bit quicker than last time but it’s still a case of drill and file –

Starting the F-hole

Starting the F-hole

Lots of work with a file....

Lots of work with a file….

The finished F-hole

The finished F-hole

Quick Video


It can also be played in tune!

Old?

The Jerrycan has 1979 on the back but I can’t be sure that’s a date…..anyone know?

Jerrycaster rear view

Jerrycaster rear view

Get In Touch

If you want more details or want to make one yourself feel free to get in touch – also if you want me to make one for you, or have some other mad idea which needs realising leave a message below or e-mail me.