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Oil Can Guitar

In 2001, Cape Town's engineer and guitarist Graeme Wells came up with an interesting idea for a fun and cheap souvenir. Using 5L oil can, he produced a fully functioning guitar which became far more popular than he had hoped for. These unique scrap-metal instruments made it to the concerts of Jimmy Dludlu, the popular SA jazz musician, and were even purchased and used by UB40.

Who’d have thought recycling could be so lucrative?