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Why own a guitar that everyone has? Why not play an instrument that is unique and of which only one exists in the world? Tin Can Alley Guitars produces fully handmade oil can guitars - even the solid oil can is handmade. We decorate them with wonderful designs and although we have five "standard" designs, each guitar is painted differently with its own varations: you won't get bored, nor do our decorating artists.

Design is important, but shouldn't sound and playability be far more important? We agree and due to the tin can body and the mini-humbucker our guitars have a full, rich tone. Great to play blues, country rock and jazz. And as a slide guitar they sound amazing. The Les Paul style neck and the rosewood fingerboard make it a fast, comfortable guitar with a light touch.

Not convinced yet? Read on on our website or listen to some oil can music...

The Real Tin Can Alley

Tin Can Alley is not only the brand name we gave to our guitars, it actually exists. In the old center of Hanoi you find Hang Thiec (Tin Street) where for ages craftsmen have been making steel buckets, cash boxes and... oil cans.

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Custom Designs

So you think our designs are not unique enough? And you're looking for a more personalized guitar? Well send us your own design and your own logo - and we'll make it for you.

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So Much From So Little

There are quite a few famous guitarist who own and play an oil can guitar: David Gilmore, Chris Rea and Bruce Spingsteen to name a few. But none of them is our favorite oil can guitar player. No, his name is Weesay. Never heard of him? Time to get to know him.

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