Guitar Tuner courtesy of the folks at Wimpy Player

Fist Things First: Your Canjo does not need to be tuned precisly, unless you wish to accompany another instrumnet. Each note (Fret) is relative to the other frets on the scale. This is one of the great advantages of the Diatonic scale with one string. We recommend that you increase tension on the string (higher sound) untill it does not buzz, and play away.

If you tune your Canjo too high, you will put undue stress on the string and can. The result may be a broken string, or deformation of the can.

Other Notes: (For those that must know)

We recommend that you do not tune above E1. E1 is the option to the far right above. Your canjo has been provided with one of the following strings:

Canjo Junior: .009-.012 (tune to C,D or E)

Canjo Senior: .012-.014 (.014 - do not tune above C)

The numbers above represent 1/1000th inch. Thus, ".009" indicates 9/1000 inch. You can experiment with other strings. Keep in mind that the larger diameter of the string , the lower you can tune without exceeding the maximum tension supported by the string. Individual strings cost less than $1 at the music store.

A Cromatic tuner is very helpfull when tuning your Canjo. We recommend the Korg CA30 or CA40. http://www.korg.com

Guitar tuners skip notes and are often hard to use when tuning a Canjo.