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Hi, I am Jakob, the creator of the Canna Guitar.
A truly unique and innovative guitar that is made to inspire you, so you can do the same for your audience.

Made to inspire

The ‘Canna Guitar’ is my approach to creating beautiful and avant-garde guitars that are a joy to look at and a joy to play.

The Canna guitar will make you stand out so you can captivate and entertain your audience like never before.

The biggest reward for me is to see great artists using my work to make true art.

With a body made of Hemp

Hempstone: A fascinating material that consists purely out of natural hemp fibers and water.

The Hempstone body offers a compact and comfortable playing experience while creating a rich and masterful sound.

Designing a better sound

In order to create the best sound possible, the Canna guitar was redesigned with a first principal mindset.

The innovative double-top construction is creating a much more flexible and lighter top which is giving unprecedented volume, sustain and attack while having a strong base and beautiful overtones.

The round Hempstone body reflects the sound-waves created by the top more efficiently creating more lively volume compared to a square one.


Modified Dreadnought – MD

Thee Canna MD not only has a bigger body and therefore stronger bass response, I also redesigned the body shape to make the guitar better balanced and less round on the contact point to the player’s leg, which provides more grip and a more familiar playing experience while maintaining the slim feel of a roundback Canna guitar.

All in all it sits much better, feels more like what people are used to and has a bigger sound with more low-end.


Archtop guitar

This Archtop guitar has a top that isn’t carved, it’s laminated in my usual doubletop fashion utilizing a Nomex honeycomb layer in between two ~1mm spruce plates.
This way the top becomes super light ~100g. Furthermore the fibers are following the curve and aren’t ‘cut’ which should give it (in theory) an even better stiffness to weight ratio.

The tailpiece design is inspired by Ken Parker and my Logo.
The plum bridge is also hollowed out in the middle.
The Harry Häussel ‘FlatJazz’ Humbucker is mounted on two rails which allow it to be slided in and out all the way to the bridge.

The Sonowood Series

These guitars feature a unique and patented ‘sonoveneer‘ top.
Giving you those stunning designs with a warm and beautiful balanced sound while being
exceptionally durable and scratch-resistant.

The Pure Series

The following designs captivate with their clean and contemporary design.
The narrow selection of local tonewoods and contemporary colours giving you the puristic aesthetics with the most powerful sound.

custom builds

You want a Fanfret with a Humbucker and golden frets?
No problem! I am always eager to push the boundaries and get creative with the customer.




The CannaBass brings the look, feel and sound of the CannaGuitar to the bassworld.

For those who want to explore the possibilities of an acoustic bass while having the feeling and playability of an electric.




This is CannaCaster model is made with a hempstone covered body. The same material I use for my acoustics.

The idea behind the T-style layout is, so that you could just get the body from me and build your own custom CannaCaster!


The Canna’lele design is based on the principles I use to build my regular guitars.

The concave body also allows for a very compfortable playing experience.

Currently there are sopran, classic and tenor and bariton size availiable.


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Who are the people involved ?

The Canna Guitar is created in cooperation with Norbert Schmid from drumparam

Jakob Frank, Canna Guitars

designer and creator

of the Canna Guitar

Norbert Schmid,

Hempstone Expert and

creator of the Canna Guitar bodies

Jakob Frank, Canna Guitars

Designer (BA) , Luthier

Norbert Schmid,

Hempstone Experte and creator of the Hemstone Bodies


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