ABOUT

rosbilt TinCan Banjo/Ukulele was started around 2006 in a small shed in downtown Toronto.

As an outdoor carpenter at that time, the only objective was to replace a single wooden ukulele that had fallen apart in the rain, by constructing an instrument more durable. 

Over the years, research and development resulted in a line of durable, bright and lively instruments that struck a 'chord' with players and collectors alike and in 2010 rosbilt TinCan Banjo/Ukulele was officially registered and began to build instruments professionally, full time.

In 2016 the rosbilt workshop left Toronto and moved to a larger space on Amherst Island outside Kingston, Ontario.

Today the instrument line-up consists of two types of tenor ukulele, five string banjo, fiddle and both oil tin and steel body guitars.

The instruments, over the years, now number in the multiple thousands and are spread out all over the world.

Made to be played - by people who like to play.

Supply is always limited as each instrument is individually made. Sometimes there is an inventory - othertimes not!

To place an order, please contact me at      ironuke@rosbilt.com

with your choice of instrument and we will make the arrangements.

Payment is through PayPal invoice when your instrument is ready

(you do not need an account and a deposit is not necessary)

Your support over the years, through thick and thin, has helped to create this endeavour to be as successful as it is. I can't do it without you. Thank you.

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All instruments are individually made by Ross Stuart in his workshop on Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada. As such, no two instruments are exactly alike either in sound or look. The instruments that are pictured and demonstrated here are long sold and are here for illustrative purposes only. However, the design elements and quality of the instruments are the same: what you see here is what you will get! Only not exactly!

All instruments are made to be played - by people who like to play.